Registered Ewe Lambs are
Wethers (a castrated male) can be reserved, write it in on the form;
however, I usually do not have wethers available unless a ram lamb does
not meet breed
standard or I have an excessive number of rams I have not had reserved.
Wethers, if available, are $300.00
Mature sheep prices vary.
See Breeding Pairs
in late summer for information on prospective 2019
Sale for information
on sheep available after reservations have been
filled or for the occasional
mature sheep looking for a new home.
Sheep are flock animals. If you do not already have other
Babydolls, you will need to reserve enough that each sex - ram
& ewe - has a friend. This means 2 rams, 2 ewes, 1 ram
& 1 wether, 1 ewe and 1 wether, or 2 wethers. It is
rare a mixed flock
(males & females) can be kept together at all times. When they
can't be, each sex has a friend to be with. A
goat, an alpaca, a llama, a pig, a donkey, etc., are not Babydolls and
do not fulfill this requirement.
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.
Please note, shepherdess (me) has first pick of any 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 federally approved official 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 CD/T 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%).
- Certificate of
for the 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 registry making them
the new owner(s) 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 (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
facilitate this requirement. However, if your state requires
extra medical tests before import, the cost of the vet visit and any
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.
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
Sheep purchased from me will
have the sheep's Certificate of
Registry (CoR) from the NABSSAR included with the purchase. The sheep
is registered and owned by ME. I will provide you with the
sheep's original Certificate of Registration (CoR) or a copy of what
to the registry if the registration paperwork has not been returned
to me by the registry and I will mail you the original CoR once I
receive it. You, the buyer, will be responsible
for transferring ownership to yourself.
The steps for transferring your sheep/lamb are:
- Fill out the
Application for Membership 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 the NABSSAR's CoR, the seller also needs to sign the
- Send the
application and the CoR, with the correct
to the registry, with the required photos of the sheep.
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 the registry
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
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.