Selling my whole flock of registered Romneys. I'm asking $500 for the ram and $1500 for 5 ewes (I'd like to sell them as a group). There's also a couple of this year's lambs that can be sold as breeding stock for meat pricing ($300 if you take them now or up to $400 if you make me feed them til fall).
The flock is:
a proven white yearling Romney ram, registered and has a great conformation as well as a top quality fleece. He is also nice and calm, he's still in with the flock and has been all year, and is still easy to handle.
5 proven ewes of various ages, all registered, 3 grey, 1 moorit (brown) and 1 white. All but one had twins this year, these are the last and best of the larger flock that I had, the most calm, reliable moms, good chance for twins, and all have great fleece quality. A couple of them are smaller wool-type, and 3 are larger framed like the ram- two of those are his half-sisters so a new ram is a good idea.
Three lambs are spoken for and I want a few for meat, but there are 2 white ewe lambs and one coloured ram lamb left that are twins, are good looking and not too line-bred, they can be registered for an additional $40.
Pedigrees can be found here (Edith, Erma, Billie, Barbara Ann & Floyd):
and Zilla: https://www.clrc.ca/search-registry/pedigree?_h=1&_lang=en&_breedcode=RY&_countrycode=CAN&_regnumberprefix=B&_regnumber=679515&_regnumbersuffix=&_association=30
Romneys are a great breed for this area, they're resistant to foot rot and parasites, hardy and great mothers, and they produce delicate flavoured lean meat and lovely long fleece, in both white and natural colours. The fleece is lustrous and easy to hand spin- and easy to sell. The fleece doesn't separate down their backs in the rain, so they stay warm and happy through our winters, and the wool doesn't need to be jacketed to stay good quality. They are more calm and personable than many other breeds, bred for smaller farms and are quite easy to handle, very much like many wool breeds that way, but they are bigger so they are truly dual purpose. They cross well with a terminal sire to grow market lambs and those lambs can also be shorn for a marketable fleece before shipping. I would not be selling them if I wasn't having to sell my farm. They're booked to go to Gunters end of August. Please call for details.
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