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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

I will hold an animal you want to purchase for 1 month with a 50% deposit. 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, including grain and forage.

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

There are no sheep for sale right now. My next crop of lambs will be weaned in August, 2014. If you are interested in either breeding stock or slaughter lamb, please contact me as early as possible. All sheep are reserved by deposit.