Registered Ewe Lambs are
do not have wethers available unless a ram lamb does not meet breed
Mature sheep prices vary.
See Breeding Pairs
in late Summer for information on prospective 2017
Sale for information
on sheep available after reservations have been
filled or for the occasional
mature sheep looking for a new home.
Fill out my Reservation & Contract Form,
which is a fillable PDF or it may be printed and filled out by hand,
and mail it to me with your deposit.
After ALL the
lambs are born for the lambing season, I
will contact the reservation holders regarding their specific lambs.
Lambs will be weaned and
ready to go to
their new homes approximately ten weeks after they are born. The
reason I say approximately
ten weeks is because it will depend on
the health of the lamb. If at the end of ten weeks the lamb is ill or
not thriving for any reason, then it will remain at the farm until it
is healthy. Lambs will need to stay at Bergamascos' Babydoll Brigade
for the entire ten weeks. Please do not request they be
sooner, as I believe it is in the best interest of the lamb to stay
with its mother for this length of time. This ensures the lamb
will be better able to handle the stresses of shipping and a new
If you'd like to make
payment using a personal check, then it will need to be sent
When you purchase a lamb/sheep BRED
- Your lamb/sheep was
raised on a premise
enrolled in the voluntary Scrapie Free
Certification Program (SFCP) - Export Category.
- Your lamb/sheep's left
will be tagged with a Bergamascos' Babydoll
Brigade SFCP Scrapie Tag.
- Your lamb/sheep was
raised in an OPP
lamb/sheep's tail will be
docked to a length of 2 to 3 inches.
lamb/sheep's hooves will be
lamb/sheep's first CD/T
vaccination and booster will have been administered.
- Your lamb/sheep will
have a coefficient
of inbreeding of ≤
1.5% for ≤ 10 generations of known
ancestry (recommended is ≤ 12.5%).
- Certificates of
for the OEBR and/or NABSSAR
will be supplied (excluding unregistered wethers). If not
complete before pick-up day, a copy of the submitted applications will
be provided to the buyer and the CoR will be mailed to buyer at a later
date.) Please note: This means the lambs are
me as the breeder. The buyers will be responsible for
transferring their sheep into their names with the respective
registries making them the new owners of the sheep.
- You will receive an
- You will receive a bag
of the brand of
feed I have been using.
- You will be encouraged
to contact me with
any questions or concerns you
Each state has specific import regulations
that must be met. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
an Entry Permit Number issued by your state veterinarian (obtained by
my veterinarian via a telephone call to your state veterinarian) most
likely being one of them. As the seller/consignor, it is my
responsibility to be in compliance with the import/export requirements
of Kentucky and as the buyer/consignee, it is your responsibility to be
in compliance with the import/export requirements of your state .
If you purchase sheep from me, the CVI is required. I
facilitate this requirement. However, if your state requires
extra tests before import, the cost of the vet visit and any testing
required will need to be paid for by the buyer with a phone
call to my vet's office with your credit card information on the day of
Banner Magazine has put
together a PDF
listing health paper requirements by state.
All Sheep Buyers
& Sellers: Banner Sale Management strongly encourages all sale
consignors and potential buyers to keep these pages of names and
addresses for future reference. Contact your state Veterinarian Office
and be sure that you are in compliance with the necessary regulations
to transport your animals. Sale consignors need to consider their state
of origin as well as the state in which the sale is being held. Buyers
need to be aware of the requirements to bring the animals from the sale
to their home state. Both buyers and sellers need to also consider any
states that they will be traveling through. Banner Sale Management
wishes to remind you that we provide the service of bringing buyers and
sellers together, but it is you, the consignor, and you, the seller,
that are ultimately responsible for knowing and complying with the
State Health Regulations for the transport of sheep. All information
listed here is correct to the best of our knowledge as of March 1,
are flock animals and need
to have other sheep as
will not sell a single sheep to
a home not already having at least one other sheep. Goats,
horses, pigs, etc. are not suitable companions.
right to refuse the sale of a sheep for
When you buy a
sheep, its ownership needs to be transferred from the
seller (me) to the buyer (you). To do this, one must be a
one or both of the registries - NABSSAR or OEBR.
Currently, there are two registries for Babydoll Southdowns -- the
North American Babydoll Southdown Sheep Association and Registry
(NABSSAR) and the Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep Registry (OEBR,
some refer to as Olde English, Robert Mock, or Mock).
When you purchase a sheep/lamb from me, if accepted by the registries,
it will be registered in both registries. However, the sheep
is registered and owned by ME. I will provide you with the
sheep's Certificate of Registration (CoR) or a copy of what I've sent
to the registries if the registration paperwork has not been returned
to me by the registries. You, the buyer, need to transfer
ownership to yourself.
The steps for transferring your sheep/lamb are:
- Fill out the
Application for Membership in your
registry or both if you are not already a member.
- Make sure your
information has been filled in in the
transfer section on the sheep's CoR. I fill this in for my
buyers. On NABSSAR's CoRs, the seller also needs to sign the
transfer section. They do not on the OEBR CoRs.
- Send the
application and the CoR, with the correct
to the respective registry.
- Usually, within
a couple of weeks, you will get the
sheep's CoR back with the registry's registrar's signature on it.
Now you are a
member of one or both of the registries
and the sheep
officially belongs to you, the buyer. This now makes it
possible for you, the buyer, to register any offspring from this sheep.
memberships range from $15.00 to $30.00 per year,
unless you purchase a lifetime membership. Sheep
registrations range from $8.00 to $18.00 and sheep transfers are
Currently memberships are $70.00 per year. Sheep registrations and
transfers are $15.00 if completed the year the
sheep was purchased or born. NOTE: they will no
longer accept any sheep whose sire and dam were not registered with the
Registry. What this means is if you choose not to become a
member of their registry and transfer the sheep from my name into your
name, then successive lambs will not be able to be registered with
their registry after skipping just one generation of registration.
They are a Closed Registry with the only exception being if the
sire/dam is already registered with them and the original breeder wants
to register the offspring. Although they have a limit of how
many years they will go back and the sire/dam's ear tag number must
match what is on their CoRs. They do require a head shot
showing the ear tag so they can positively identify the sheep as the
same sheep they originally registered. If the original tags
have been lost and replacements have been put in that were not
registered with the OEBR, then the tags wouldn't match and they will
not register any offspring from that particular sheep. Their
Closed Registry policy was put in place to assure their members that
they would not accept random sheep and the sheep they would consider
accepting meet the policy rules allowing them to trace back the history
knowing each generation was registered with their registry.
I will not pull a
lamb from its dam in order
a bottle baby.
the ewe rejects the lamb, I think it is best for the lamb to stay
with the mother. Lambs
need to eat small amounts of milk on a frequent basis. When they
are bottle-fed they are fed less frequently and they tend to guzzle the
milk. As a result, they can get scours (diarrhea). Also,
lambs need to be with the flock - learning how to be a sheep.
Sheep are subject to being food for predators, they need a certain
"flight mentality" and they also need to learn flock dynamics.