Rams for Sale, Spring-Fall, 2023

Above, May, 2022, Hoisin prior to shearing.  Dark tufts of wool pulled out show his rich dark moorit base color.                                      Above, Hoisin's rear, summer, 2022  Above, GT Hoisin, moorit, Age 3:  Update: Hoisin has been sold and will depart for his new home in SE MN in August or Sept., 2023.  All of our other 3 sheep are committed as well, so we have no more sheep for sale. GT Hoisin:  Dual-registered breeding ram (FFSSA, NASSA)Description:  GT Hoisin (GT Gamgee x OK…

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Ewes and Lambs for Sale, August/September, 2022

Ewes and Lambs for Sale and available after August 23, 2022 GT Kimchi, spotted gray katmoget ewe with her spotted black ram lamb, Kickapoo. Kimchi is FOR SALE. Transport to Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival for any sheep or lamb FOR SALE on this page is possible if deposit of $50 per sheep or lamb received prior to Sept. 8, 2022 GT Kewaunee is solid black and carries white spotting. She has fine crimpy fleece. GT Hoisin, a horned, fine fleeced moorit Ram is sire of GT Kimchi's Lambs and both parents are dual registered--NASSA and FFSSA. Hoisin is already…

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Breeding groups for Spring, 2022 Lambs

Ram 1: GT Wasabi-spotted black Katmoget, Bb,hornedRam 2: Inse Enoki-musket, horned, bbRam 3: GT Hoisin-moorit, bb, hornedWasabi's Ewes: GT Mirabelle, bb musketEnoki's Ewes: GT Patacone- moorit, bbHoisin's Ewes: GT Winifred, Spotted Black Katmoget, Bb GT Tahini (moorit, bb) GT Zella (white, BB) GT Kiisseli, White, Bb, carries katmoget Inse Elderberry, black, BbGT Kimchi, spotted black katmoget, B?Table above indicates our breeding groups/ parentage of lambs to be born spring, 2022. Where know, black (B) and brown (b) genootype is noted. Breeding rams for 2021 and 2022 lambs. Left to right, Inse Enoki, GT Hoisin, and GT Wasabi. All were bred…

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Raw Fleeces For Sale, 2021

All customers, please call or email glentam@centurylink.net if you are interested in purchasing a raw fleece this year. Please do not charge shipping on our website store because I have not been updating shipping prices, they change too fast. Please call or email me for shipping prices and shipping can be paid for separately from the fleece in PayPal. Colors: We have several lovely moorits, a white, a musket, and others for sale this year. Lots of interest in blacks and grays and not sure what we'll have left of those--most blacks and grays have been spoken for or at…

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Lambs 2021, Ages from 1.5 Weeks to 1+ Month

Please contact us by phone and/or email if you are interested in a particular lamb or a small flock. Lambs are still young and can change as they grow, however this lamb crop has the most potential for overall quality we have ever seen in our lambs at this age.  It is a genetically diverse group of fine-fleeced Shetland lambs bred to be dispersed into small flocks for new breeders interested in breeding quality, pedigreed Shetlands, or to be sold individually to experienced Fine Fleeced Shetland Sheep Association breeders or those aspiring to that goal.  If we do limited breedings…

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It’s Cold Outside!

Preg-testing Our Ewes We have only preg-tested our ewes once before, a few years ago.  We had the same vet do it again this year because we sorted out the 7 ewes of breeding age among 4 ram lambs, each ram had 1-2 ewes in his breeding group.  The ram lambs were old enough to breed, but we had one once that really was a late breeder, so we wanted to be sure all the ewes were pregnant, and, happily, they all were.  We then started giving them a little supplemental grain for the last 2 months of so of…

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Raw Fine Fleece Shetland Fleeces For Sale

Livestock Conservancy's Shave "Em To Save 'Em Stamps Available for Raw Fleeces, Rovings, Top, and Yarns Purchased from Us Our Fine Fleece Shetland Sheep Association ® and US Patented Fleeces qualify for Stamps from the Livestock Conservancy's Shave 'Em to Save 'Em Program.  I am just finishing the 3rd  or 4th skirting on them.  We have fine, white raw fleeces available for sale as well as black and possibly moorit, depending on what you want and will be using them for.  Any that don't sell or won't be retained by us for hand-processing will be sent for processing into yarn…

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14 Lambs in 2020, 8 Rams, 6 Ewes

GT Dijon,  S'More Arabesque X GT Gamgee, Single Fawn AbAa , horned Fawn Katmoget ram, DOB 4/13/2020, well-built; we estimate he will have fine fleece. Adult colors and pattern will be similar to photo.  Available post-weaning, possibly by early August 2020. GT Tahini, GT Gussalyn X GT Gamgee, Twin Ag Aa Musket ewe, DOB 4/13/2020, well built, we estimate she will have soft, fine fleece.  Adult fleece color will be creamy white-to light grayish brown like oatmeal, and she will retain her milk chocolate head, belly, legs. Alfredo, horned ram, breeding quality if horns work out, fleece wether if not…

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March is Micron Testing Time

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA All our lambs we retained from 2019 become yearlings on their spring birthdays this year, and the yearlings we retained turn 2 years old on their spring birthdays in 2020.  We cut a lock from midside over last rib every year on all our sheep  so that we can grade each fleece accurately for FFSSA and sales once sheep are sheared.  It is especially important to sample all yearlings when they are at least 22 months old so we can test midside samples to qualify them for permanent FFSSA fleece performance registration.  All…

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Breeding Groups for Spring 2020 Lambs

UTS Mancera's 11_16_19 breeding group Includes GT Gamgee, GT Winifred, GT Mirabelle and GT Talitha. Two gray breeding/show quality ram lambs for sale are to the right in pen behind cattle panels. GT Gamgee's breeding group inclues OK Acres Balsam, S'More Arabesque, GT Yanvanna, GT Gussalyn, and GT Malkyn Many thanks to our good friend and neighbor Sharon Voldberg for helping me herd sheep into 4 groups today--she is very skilled at it!  We have the two breeding groups plus the two groups of lambs--we are not breeding any lambs this year.

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