We started our flock in 2021 with 5 ewe lambs , all registered Scottish Blackface Breed. We purchased the lambs from a reputable local breeder giving them the highest quality attention and love. We are continuing the highest quality care and attention that these unique and beautiful animals deserve . They are loved and pampered while on our farm.
We are currently a member of the Scottish Blackface Breeders Union ( SBBU ) , Indiana Sheep Association ( ISA ) Valais Blacknose Sheep Society ( VBSS ) as well as Valais Blacknose International Sheep Breeders Association & Registry
( VBISBAR )
We started our breed up program with genetics from Elite Sheep Reproduction LLC & Valais Blacknose New Zealand , using Valais Blacknose frozen semen straws. We decided in 2022 that we would implant frozen Valais Blacknose embryos using genetics from Super Sire LTD. For 2023 we are implanting frozen embryos using genetics from Parkdale Valais New Zealand & Black Oak Valais Blacknose New Zealand . We look forward to our Valais Blacknose lambs for spring 2024.
The frozen semen straws were imported from Valais Blacknose New Zealand using only the highest quality rams.
The purebred blacknose embryos for 2022 were provided by Remarkable Valais in New Zealand using the highest quality rams. The purebred Valais Blacknose embryos for 2023 are provided by Parkdale Valais New Zealand as well as Black Oak Valais Blacknose New Zealand. These genetics are from very high quality rams and ewes. The frozen embryos are grade 1 which is the highest quality . These frozen semen straws and purebred embryos have been handled with the utmost care while being shipped in liquid nitrogen containers to the US. They are handled only by professionals and stored at Reproduction Speciality Group, Inc located in Lebanon, IN. The procedure is done at the RSG facility by experienced & licensed Veterinarians while the ewe is sedated for comfort. We transport our ewes to the facility the day of the procedure , wait with them and transport them back to our farm . Following the procedures the ewes are cared for at our farm with the greatest attention to love for the animal . Our animals are considered pets and are treated as such while spending a lot of quality time with them.
The first Generation ( F1 ) lambs are from registered Scottish Blackface dams (mothers ) and the Sire ( father ) is from 100% Valais Blacknose Ram Strathedeen Alexander & Heartland Aragorn .
The purebred Valais Blacknose lambs that were born on our farm in 2023 were from Remarkable Anastasia dam and Rose Creek Prinz Eugen Sire using embryo transfer .
We had two lambs born from frozen embryos in 2023. A ram we named Kipply and a ewe we named Klover. We sold Kipply and he left our farm after weaning . Klover is still on our farm . Kipply will be featured in a book written by Randal Ford that will be published in fall 2024 called “Farm Life.” Randal is an award winning commercial photographer . He has written two other books called “The Animal Kingdom and Good dog.” Randal contacted us and flew with an assistant from Texas to Indiana where we are located and set up his studio in our barn. These sheep are some of the cutest sheep in the world .
BUT WHY ?
They are a beautiful stout and strong animal with amazing fleece quailities. Their fleece is considered a course fleece. The color markings are so adorable and unique . The purebreds are rare to the US at this time with only a small number of quality purebreds available .
WHAT MAKES THEM SO DIFFERENT ?
They are very docile in nature .
They are very loving , curious and love to be around people .
They make wonderful pets due to their unique character , disposition and loving nature. They love attention and are very gentle .
We have experienced first hand the loving and docile nature of the Valais Blacknose Breed while visiting to the UK in August 2022 . Where we attended the National Black Beauties Show in Carlisle , England. Since we had our first purebreds born on our farm in 2023 we have been given the opportunity to experience more of their loving nature.
We also were given the wonderful opportunity to wash and interact with these purebred sheep at Jamie & Nicola Woods home in the UK while washing their sheep and preparing them for the show… Jamie & Nicola were one of the first breeders to bring the sheep to the UK from Switzerland .
We currently have F1 Valais Blacknose sheep ;Juno, Juki, Jariana & Krimson, that were born on our farm in 2022. They are very loveable and outgoing ..
We currently have Klover , a purebred Valais Blacknose lamb that was born late April 2023.
TAKING DEPOSITS NOW FOR SPRING 2024 Purebred Valais Blacknose LAMBS :
We have implanted 4 embryos and 2 are spoken for .
Contact Us now to hold your purebred .
We do NOT sell crossbred or percentage rams.
Purebred Valais Blacknose lambs will be born mid April 2024 and will be available after weaning in June.
Cost of the Rams $15.000 per lamb
Cost of the Ewes $20,000 per lamb
FLORENCE ( SBF ewe ) Dam to JUNO F1 wether born 5/08/22
Was bred. LAP AI 12/15/22 Sire : Strathedeen Alexander
F1 lambs available 2023
BERNICE ( SBF ewe ) Dam to JUKI F1 wether born 5/09/22.
No lambs from Bernice 2023
CLAIRE ( SBF ewe ) Dam to F1 Ewe lamb Jariana, born 5/10/22.
No lambs from Claire 2023
DOROTHY ( SBF ewe )
was bred LAP AI 12/15/22 Sire : Strathedeen Alexander
F1 lambs will be available 2023
INA ( SBF ewe )
was bred LAP A1 12/15/22 Sire : Heartland Aragorn
F1 lambs available 2023
Kipply at 4 weeks
Purebred Valais Blacknose
Sire : Rose Creek Prinz Eugene
Dam : Remarkable Valais Anastasia
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or to ask any questions.
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