Once we made our decision to raise sheep, we were faced with the prospect of choosing amongst the hundreds of different breeds and classifications. We were looking for a wool breed, since we weren't sure about the meat marketing aspect of shepherding, but we are, at best, pragmatists and knew that we must make some concessions to the realities of farm life. Ease of management was also a priority, since we both made our livings doing things other than farming. We finally chose a small flock of Registered Rambouillet sheep for their fine, wear-next-to-your-skin wool, their great size and desirability at market, and their tendency to lamb easily and mother without intervention.
We have since moved away from registered sheep in our quest for genetic diversity and interesting fiber, but our original Rambouillet formed a solid foundation for our small spinners flock. Rambouillet come with a rich history, steeped in legend and conquest, and are the only breed which can claim uninterrupted bloodlines for over 200 years.
All fleeces have been skirted twice by a handspinner. Our sheep don't wear coats, but spend most of the year rotating to clean pasture regularly. Prices do not include shipping from 13803. Ordering: We accept paypal, personal checks and major credit cards over the phone.