Olde English (Babydoll) Southdown & Miniature Spotted Sheep
Yes indeed, the sheep will still be going strong in 2023. I am in fact refocusing my efforts on sheep, though not exclusively. My Spotted Babydoll Southdown (and, possibly/probably, my unregistered "Spotted Miniature Sheep") program will be the sole focus of my efforts to produce colorful, wool-bearing creatures.
To the left is pictured one of my foundation animals, a ram named Ike. Ike's genetics currently live on in my flock in my unregistered ewes only. Due to the proclivities of the registry, which is now defunct, Ike's papers did me no good to effectuate transfer, so his offspring went without. This is really not the end of the world, however, as I was, frankly, pretty disappointed in his production -- though he did indeed produce spots, he did very little to improve, enhance, or even really carry on the sweet Babydoll face that he himself expressed.
The good new is that as of winter, 2022, I have been thrilled to finally find top top replacements for Ike, from one of (probably the) top spotted Babydoll Southdown program in the USA. I am beyond thrilled to add these boys (and girl!) -- stay tuned for the future if you love spotted teddy bear sheep -- I intend to produce a lot more of them in the future!
It is likely to be awhile until I have any ewe lambs to offer for sale, or spotted ram lambs, as I restructure and rebuild my flock. I will most likely have pet males available and might have some breeding-stock ram lambs, including some spotted carriers.
Please do not contact me asking for ewe lamb availability. In the interest of time, I will not respond.