For the 2017 season, the lambs are expected to be approximately half off-white and half black with new rams of each color being acquired summer of 2016. About 16 purebred Babydoll Southdown lambs are anticipated. If you are interested in lambs, submit your request, including your deposit of 50% of the purchase price, so you can be put on the list. Indicate gender and color desired – specific ewe/ram pairing if you have a preference. I’ll notify you when there is a possible match or matches – most likely by April 15th. Photos can be emailed for your inspection. The lambs will be ready to go at around 6 weeks of age (~the week before Memorial Day). At that time they will be current on their vaccinations, have their Scrapies ear tag, their tails docked, and, if wethers are desired, be castrated. If the sheep will be taken across state lines, I will have a veterinarian-signed health certificate ready. The sheep will be registered with NABSSAR except for special cases – particularly wethers. Buyer will be responsible for contacting NABSSAR to record the transfer of ownership and paying the transfer fee.
** You can send your deposit as soon as you like – even before the lambs are born. It is what keeps your spot in the line-up.
The registration documents will be provided to you at the time of final payment and livestock pick up (cash or cashier’s check, please). You are responsible for transportation. Individual lambs will only go to homes having other sheep for companionship. Otherwise, sheep will be sold in groups of 2 or more.
The deposit is non-refundable, unless the lamb has become injured, sick, or passed away = I can’t fill your “order”, though it can be put toward the purchase of a lamb in a future year.
I reserve the right to refuse the sale of any animal to any person prior to purchase. I will only register animals meeting breed specifications.
Pricing: New pricing for the 2017 season. The pricing below is for the first animal. The cost of each additional lamb will be reduced by $25. This is because my efforts to get them segregated for inspection by the vet and pick up are more efficient with multiple animals. Example: 2 ewe lambs, 1 ram and 1 wether = 425 + 400 + 300 + 200 or $1325 for the perfect starter flock! (The wether keeps the ram company during the months when the breeding stock is kept separate to prevent winter lambing dates.)
Ewe Lambs $ 425
Ram Lambs $ 325
Wethers $ 225
All of my flock is has genotype RR at the Scrapies resistance gene locus 171. All adult animals were tested in September 2014 and found to be free of OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia.)