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About the Sheep

I have been breeding Barbados Blackbelly sheep since 1998 and am one of only a handful of senior breeders in the U.S. My flock's bloodlines come from the purebred flock at Virginia State University (VSU) and from purebred lines developed at Critterhaven by selecting for large-bodied, long-loined animals that reliably produce smooth-headed rams. Because I do not vaccinate or deworm, my sheep are naturally parasite tolerant and disease resistant.

General Terms

50% deposit at commitment; balance due at time of pickup. Will hold sheep for 1 month at no charge after commitment is made. Thereafter, room and board charges may apply.

Charges for shipping, transportation, and health certificates (generally $108 not including any tests that buyer's state may require) are additional and are the buyer's responsibility. I have no foot rot or other illness in my flock. I do not worm or vaccinate. Animals have been raised chemical-free.

All sheep will be registered prior to final sale.

As a breeder of a rare breed of sheep, I am committed to full disclosure of my sheep's genetics and their entire pedigree. You will know everything I know about any sheep you purchase.

Sheep for Sale--Ewe Lambs

Two ewe lambs, Critterhaven Vanity and Critterhaven Moonshine. DOB October 2014. Sired by Critterhaven Zimmer.

Price: $275 each

Photos are current as of January 4, 2015.

Sheep for Sale--Flock Dispersal

Four ewes and two breeding rams. Two of the ewes will lamb April 1, 2015. You can expect twins from each ewe. Flock includes two Pyrenees/Anatolian guardian livestock dogs (brother/sister), DOB 2008. Flock and dogs cannot ship until June 1 when the newborn lambs are old enough to travel safely. But a 50% deposit will hold the flock and dogs until June 1 with no charge for room and board.

Price: Nationally, these sheep sell for $275-$325 regardless of age or sex. Best offer on the entire flock and guardian dogs. I will not sell separately.

Photos are current as of January 4, 2015, and show the sheep in their winter coats. Note that the ewe lambs in the photo below are also listed above and may not be available when the flock is sold. The ram lamb (far right) is sold.