Babydoll Lamb

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If you purchase more than one sheep from me, a $50 discount is applied to each additional one.  This also applies to future years.  (Example:  If you purchased 2 lambs the first year, you would receive a $50 discount.  If you purchased 2 more lambs the next year, you would receive a $100 discount.  This does not imply that anyone is guaranteed the ability to purchase lambs in any future year though.  That is based on the buyer's position on "The List", the number of lambs born, and other factors.

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2014 Lamb Prices:

Babydoll Lambs:

  • Registered White or Black Ewe:      $550
  • Registered White or Black Ram:     $350 (Codon is either QR or RR)*
  • Registered White or Black Ram:     $450 (Codon is RR)*
  • Non-Registered White or Black Wether (neutered male):  $200

*All ram lambs sold will have at least one R at codon 171, and many will be RR. If you specifically want an RR ram, please let me know early so I can plan to do the testing shortly after he is born.

Procedure for Purchasing Sheep     

If you would like to be put on my list for 2014 lambs, this is how it works:

  • "The List"   Contact me at Mail@MyLittleSheep.com as early as possible to be placed on "The List".  In the spring (lambing season), I will start working down the list to clarify what types (ewe, ram, wether, color, etc.) and how many lambs are wanted.  As the lambs are born, the deposit will be requested (50% of cost).  It will need to be received within two weeks of the request, or the lambs will be offered to the next person on the list.  (If this happens to you, I will place your name at the bottom of the list.  So it does not necessarily mean you won't be able to get lambs, but it does decrease your odds.)  If a deposit has been paid and I end up being unable to provide the lamb, your deposit will be refunded in entirety.
  • Registration  The ewe and ram lambs will be registered with the NABSSAR registry unless you specify another preference. Another option is to register them with the Olde English Babydoll Southdown registry instead, or even both registries if you desire that. Just let me know. All of our flock is double-registered, so all options are possible. The wethers are not registered unless requested (and will increase the price to cover my additional cost).  For links to the websites of both registries, see the "Useful Links" page.
  • Health Issues  All lambs will have had their tails docked (banded) their first week.  They will be current with their CD&T vaccinations.  They will have a scrapie tag in an ear for identification and to meet transporting requirements (I use the smallest, most inconspicuous tag available).  They will be dewormed the day they are picked up.  Their hooves will be trimmed. 
  • Transportation  If they are to be transported across state lines, the lambs will need a veterinarian exam and health certificate.  I will have this done at my expense, but any additional required testing specific to your state is the responsibility of the buyer at the buyer's expense.  If you are not sure which tests are required to import sheep to your state, please ask your local veterinarian.    Click here for a website that also may be helpful with state to state transportation.  Typically, the health certificate is only good for 30 days so if your plans change to pick up your lamb, you will responsible for paying for another exam if that is necessary.  We do not allow our sheep to be shipped by plane so other arrangements will need to be made.  Also, if transporting in the back of a pickup, a cover over the pen (such as a tarp) is needed to provide shade from the sun and shelter from the wind.  Most buyers transport the lambs inside their vehicles using large dog crates, which works very well. 
  • Timing  We will plan our lambing to start around the middle of March.  Since we like to give our lambs the best opportunity for a healthy, happy, natural start in life, we leave them with their mothers until they are at least 8 weeks of age (weaning age).  Most lambs leave for their new homes in mid-May or June. 
  • Bottle Lambs  I do not sell bottle lambs before they are 8 weeks old.  Although they are very labor-intensive to raise, I would rather have a healthy 8 week-old leave here for their new home, than a broken-hearted person calling me with tragic news.  If you want a lamb that has been a bottle baby, that may be possible, but the lamb will not have been raised as a "house pet".  They continue to live with the flock.  Also, some of my most friendly adult sheep were not bottle babies...so you can be assured that the time you spend interacting with your new lamb is of much more importance.
  • Other Important Considerations  We reserve the right to decide to not sell a sheep for any reason.  Our sheep are not sold for meat.  Since they are a flock animal, if only one is purchased it needs to "go home" to a flock or at least one other sheep.  A wether (neutered male) is an ideal companion!  The other sheep does not need to be a Babydoll, but does need to be a sheep (a goat is a very different animal).
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Older Sheep

If you have an interest in purchasing a mature ram, that is sometimes possible.  By letting rams occasionally go to new homes, I'm able to bring in some "new blood" so I can continue to provide unrelated breeding pairs for repeat customers.   The price for a mature ram will typically be less than for a ram lamb, and you will know exactly what you are getting since he will have already sired lambs and his adult personality is known.  Just write and let me know if you have an interest.

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