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Desert Weyr: Our Farm
Paonia, CO 81428
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Desert Weyr Black Welsh Mountain Sheep
13 October - In Winter Corrals
The ewes are polled and the rams have an impressive set of horns. Our flock is selected primarily for high quality wool for handspinning with meat production as a secondary goal.
We have reached our goal of developing a core breeding flock with 4 separate bloodlines. All of the animals here in North America are descended from an original importation by Mr. Tom Wyman in the 1970's. This importation consisted of 13 ewes and 3 rams.
To help in widening the gene pool we worked with a cooperative group of breeders to import frozen semen from U.K. rams for use over the next few years. For details and pictures of the two rams whose semen has been collected for use in this country check out our UK Ram page. We inseminated our first ewes in the fall of 1999. The first UK sired lambs here in the United States were born January 2000. We got a ewe lamb sired by Hounsley Harry and a ram lamb sired by Hounsley Jack. We have been using the ram and have anumber of second generation UK bloodline animals. In addition we are proud to be the first flock to use the newly imported semen from Julia Paterson's ram Abbotstone Urwin. His first lambs were born this spring and are doing well.
We offer breeding quality animals for sale regularly. We also offer raw fleeces, roving, quilt batts and yarn for sale. Check out our sales list for more information on what is available today.
Oogie also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer and now the Registrar of the American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Association. This is the only club approved by Mr. Wyman, the original importer. This Association has complete records on all the Wyman sheep from initial importation to present for verification of pedigree. Check out their web site for association information, a breeders listing and to read the back issues of the newsletter.
We have both US registered and British registered animals. For more information on the British Society contact the Secretary at:
Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Breeders Association
Here are pictures of some of the 2007 sheep.
Here are pictures and contents of the bag I carry out during lambing.
Here are pictures of some of the 2006 sheep.
Here are pictures of some of the 2005 sheep.
Here are pictures of some of the 2004 sheep.
Here are pictures of some of the 2001 sheep.
Here are pictures of some of the 2000 sheep.
Here are pictures of some of the 1999 sheep.
Here are more unsorted pictures.