Meet the Breeding Flock

Rams:

Fergus

Fergus was born here at WCF in the spring of 2017.  He is a beautiful pewter color with black points.  He has badger face markings.  He is a 1/2 Merino/CVM and 1/2 Blue-Faced Leicester.  His fleece is a perfect combination of length and softness with great crimp and luster.  His staple length averages 6.5.  We purposefully bred the longwool of his BFL father in with the super-fine soft fleece of his CVM/Merino mother and we were not disappointed.  He had my favorite fleece in the entire flock and I love working with the yarn we make from his fleece.  He was a single lamb, and his full adult size is around 250 lbs.

Remi

Remi is a white, East Friesian/Lacaune dairy ram.  He was born in 2019 at The Living Farm in Paonia, Colorado.  They have been breeding dairy sheep for many years, perfecting their lines.  He was a single lamb, and his expected full size will be around 175 lbs.  This will be his first breeding season, and we are excited to see how his lambs turn out spring 2020.

 

 

Ewes:

Fiona

Fiona is the first sheep we ever purchased and is the flock matriarch.  She is a white CVM/Merino mix ewe, born in 2013.  She has a beautifully fine, very dense, soft, white fleece with excellent crimp and elasticity and an average of a 4-inch staple length.  She is a wonderful mother, lambs without issue, and feeds and raises her lambs well.  She has given us many lambs, several of which are now being used as breeding stock on other farms.  She usually gives us singles, but has also had twins.  She lambs out both white and colored lambs.  She is a very easy-keeper, sometimes too much so.  But that makes living in the high-altitude Rocky Mountains a good place for her.  She is our largest ewe at approximately 130 lbs.  She is bred to Fergus this year and due in April 2020.

Autumn

Autumn is an East Friesian/Lacaune dairy ewe born in 2018.  She has a dark brown fleece (sun bleached in photo), with black points and white markings.  Her fleece has curl and crimp, and the yarn made from it has good memory.  She is kind and gentle, though not outgoing in her friendliness.  She was a twin lamb, and her first lambing season (2019) she birthed twins.  She was not milked that year, so this will be her first milking season.  Her original lines go back to the Living Farm lines.  She weighs in right around 100 lbs.  This year she is bred to Remi, for an April 2020 lambing.

Daisy

Daisy is an East Friesian/Lacaune dairy ewe.  She was born in 2019 at The Living Farm in Paonia, Colorado.  She is our most outgoing and friendly sheep and will come right to us for attention any time she can.  She is white, with a surprisingly dense, soft fleece with nice crimp.  She was a triplet, born to one of the Living Farm’s top-producing dairy ewes.  We expect her to mature to a weight of about 100 lbs.  This will be her first lambing/milking season, and she is bred to our wool ram, Fergus, due in May 2020.

Bluebell

“Blue” is an East Friesian/Cotswold dairy ewe born in 2019 at The Living Farm.  She is white with grey markings on her head and legs.  Her fleece has more curl than crimp with a nice luster.  She is a very friendly ewe, who likes being pet.  She was born a twin, to one of The Living Farm’s top ewes.  We expect her to mature to a weight around 100 lbs.  This will be her first lambing/milking season.  She was bred to Remi and is due May 2020.

Marigold

“Maggie” is an East Friesian/Cotswold dairy ewe born in 2019 at The Living Farm – she is Bluebell’s twin sister.  Their mother is one of TLF’s best dairy ewes.  Maggie has a dark brown fleece, with black and white leg and face markings.  Her fleece is dense with a long staple length and some luster.  She is our smallest ewe, so we are not sure what size to expect out of her as she matures.  This is her first lambing/milking season.  She was bred to Remi and is due in June 2020.