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

Raw fleeces are available now.  Roving  coming soon.  Contact me.

Purchasing a Sheep or Lamb

Prices

Registered Ram Lambs are $550.00
Registered Ewe Lambs are $625.00
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 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

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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 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.

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 the NABSSAR.

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 I've sent 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:

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.

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

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