Sheep for Sale
April 2019 Update:
- We maintain two breeding lines listed below (Ivan and Winston lines). We have 2018 birthed ewe lambs from these two lines currently available for sale and have now posted individual photos and prices.
- Knoll Acres Ivan, KAS03164700BBx (DOB: March 2, 2016) was conceived via AI (artificial insemination) from a Virginia State University ram which has links to the foundation genetics of the VSU flock. Thus the offspring genetics from Ivan’s mating constitute a part of our “Ivan Line” and represent an infusion of new genetics into our flock at Knoll Acres.
- Bellwether Winston, BWF07133387BB, (DOB: July 14, 2013) was tested as resistant to scrapie (RR) on codon 171. The consequence of course is that all of Winston’s offspring will be either RQ (moderately susceptible) or in some cases RR (resistant). Our goal is to develop the RR genotype in the Winston line.
If you are interested in starting a flock of Barbados Blackbelly sheep, consider purchasing some of our lambs. Typically every year we have a group of ram and ewe lambs that we sell as breeding stock. We normally sell them after they are five-six months old and after we have received registration papers for them. If you buy any of our registered lambs, you can send in the registration papers and change the ownership record to your name.
If you are interested in purchasing one or more of our lambs, you can send us a deposit consisting of 50% of the sale price and we will hold the lambs for 30 days without charge. The balance will be due at the time of pickup. For lambs going outside of the state of Virginia, I need to schedule a veterinarian to inspect the lambs and provide a health certificate prior to the lamb pickup. This health certificate cost is typically about $35 which is added on to the purchase price of the lambs.
During mid-October 2017, we took blood samples from our breeding ewes and rams and sent them to HRAHL (Virginia Regional Animal Health Laboratory) to test for the presence of Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (OPP), which is a very detrimental sheep disease that is contagious and can affect flock health. The test uses the ELISA method to check for the presence of antibodies in the serum to OPP; the presence of OPP antibodies indicates exposure to OPP. We are happy to report that all of the submitted blood samples were negative for OPP. We keep a closed flock and are very slow/reluctant to introduce new sheep into our place without an adequate quarantine period.
Following is our listing of sheep that are currently available for sale.
Individual listings include (1) name of lamb and tag identification; (2) Knoll Acres lineage line and [sale price]; (3) Birth information; (4) Genetics information; (5) BBSAI registration number; and (6) BBSAI Pedigree data for the three prior generations from the Registry. (Both the BBSAI registration number and the Pedigree word are hyperlinked to the relevant information on the BBSAI website.)
Knoll Acres Cod
(EarTag/ScrapieTag) 1853 / 0322
Ivan Line [$200]
Twin; DOB 4/26/18
Genetics: Codons 136/171 AA/QQ
BBSAI Registration # KAS04185609BB
Knoll Acres Cindy [$350]
(EarTag/ScrapieTag) 1701 / 0306
Twin; DOB 3/28/17
Genetics: Codon 171 QR
BBSAI Registration # KAS03175156BB
Prior Pregnancies: 2018 [single] 2019 [twins]
Knoll Acres Ivana [$385]
(EarTag/ScrapieTag) 1801 / 0320
Twin; DOB 4/25/18
BBSAI Registration # KAS 04185608BB
Prior Pregnancies: None, not bred