Flock is enrolled in the voluntary Scrapie Free Certification Program (SFCP) - Export Category - Enrolled: 2012-10-30
Flock is OPP negative.
Reservation & Contract Form
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Purchasing a Sheep or Lamb

Prices

Registered Ram Lambs are $550.00
Registered Ewe Lambs are $625.00
I do not have wethers available unless a ram lamb does not meet breed standard.
Mature sheep prices vary.

See Breeding Pairs in late summer for information on prospective 2018 lambs.

See For Sale for information on sheep available after reservations have been filled or for the occasional mature sheep looking for a new home.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

After ALL the lambs are born for the lambing season, I will contact the reservation holders regarding their specific lambs. Please note, shepherdess (me) has first pick of any lambs.

Step 3

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 weaned 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 environment.

Step 4

If you'd like to make your final payment using a personal check, then it will need to be sent two weeks before the pick-up date.

When you purchase a lamb/sheep BRED by me:

Each state has specific import regulations that must be met. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) with an Entry Permit Number issued by your state veterinarian (permit number is 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 will facilitate this requirement. However, if your state requires any extra medical 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 the appointment.

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 travelling 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.

Sheep are flock animals and need to have other sheep as companions. I 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.

I reserve the right to refuse the sale of a sheep for any reason.

Step 5

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 member of one or both of the registries - the NABSSAR or the OEBR.

Registries - 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, will be responsible for transferring ownership to yourself.

The steps for transferring your sheep/lamb are:

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.

NABSSAR - Currently 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 $8.00. http://www.nabssar.org/membership.php

Olde English - 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.
http://www.oldeenglishbabydollregistry.com/forms.htm

PLEASE NOTE: I will not pull a lamb from its dam in order to sell a bottle baby.

Unless 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 amount of "flight mentality" and they also need to learn flock dynamics.


Ask for Michelle
telephone: 502-352-7928
e-mail: babydoll_southdown_sheep@yahoo.com