Small sheep with smiling faces who love eating treats and meeting Dairy guests. Our miniature sheep have beautiful, soft wool (great for petting, or spinning when they get too hot).
Sheep have no upper front teeth, and nibble gently when hand fed. Very sweet natured, they do not typically butt or ram their heads into people.
Unlike larger sheep and goats, these mini sheep are easy to house behind short fences and light gates. They don't typically ram fences or challenge gates.
Our night housing serves the purpose of protecting the sheep from predators. Sheep require a night barn, or sheltered night pen with high, sturdy fences to protect against predators such as coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions.
Sheep concentrate on grazing, keeping four feet on the ground. Goats are typically browsers, not grazers. They tend to stand on their hind legs and reach up to bushes and trees.
The sheep keep the grass as low as possible. The entire East side of our Dairy is rich with large pastures for our little grazers. In the Fall, when grasslands dry, Eastern Santa Ana winds blow, and fires spark easily. We always ensure that our farm is well protected from wildfires, so our little ones stay safe.
Small sheep with woolly faces and legs, the Old English Babydoll Southdown sheep are naturally poled (no horns). They are small, and very gentle-natured. These sheep are most commonly either white, black, or gray.
Originally developed in England as a meat sheep, their wool is not prized for spinning. American's love this small breed for pets, petting zoos, and for keeping the weeds under control in orchards and vineyards.
A new American breed with foundation stock including the Babydoll, these sheep have less wool on the face and legs, making them easier keepers, as debris does not get trapped in the wool on their legs and faces. These sheep are also naturally poled (no horns) .
More athletic than the Babydolls, the Harlequin sheep put on quite a show skipping, prancing, and bouncing around the pastures. Their wool is either black with white markings, or white with black markings.
Looking for a great addition to your family farm, a friendly pet, or a flock of woolly entertainers to greet guests at your attraction? These little sheep are versatile and charming!
All our 2020 lambs and yearlings are in their new homes. Our next season will begin in January - February, 2021