August 27, 2021 Update

In the fall of 2021 we had lambs from one of two breeding lines  (Springwood Ebb  or Bellwether Winston lines).   Photos, descriptions, and prices are listed below.

  1. Springwood Ebb, KAS03164700BBx (DOB: April 17, 2018) was purchased from another Barbados breeder in order to bring a new set of genetics into our flock and to head our “Ebb Line” of sheep.  Ebb also brings flock resistance to Scrapie with his genotype (codon 136: AA; codon 171: RR)
  2. Bellwether WinstonBWF07133387BB, (DOB:  July 14, 2013) was also tested as resistant to Scrapie (codon 136: AA; codon 171: RR) and heads our “Winston line” of sheep.

The consequence of course is that all of both Ebb’s and Winston’s offspring are either QR (moderately susceptible) or in some cases RR (resistant).  Our goal is to ultimately develop the RR genotype in the both of our breeding lines.

Sale Notes to Consider

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 $45 which is added on to the purchase price of the lambs.

Individual listings include (1) name of lamb and tag identification (ear tag # & last 3 digits of scrapie #); (2) Knoll Acres lineage line and [sale price]; (3) Birth information; (4) Genetics information (codons 136&171); (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.)

NOTICE to potential buyers:  During the past years, I have been frequently contacted by “scammers” which have been a pain because of the time and effort it takes to deal with them.  To guard against this problem during the buying process, I require all potential buyers to share

  • residential address,
  • contact information, (email and phone number)
  • speak to me on the telephone about their farm and their plans for the sheep
  • a required 50% deposit (personal check is fine) to hold a specific sheep for a buyer.

A farm visit by the buyer is very desirable and may be required in some cases prior to a sale.  The sheep pickup date (when the balance in cash is due) can not occur until the deposit check clears the bank.  Sales of sheep going outside of the state of Virginia requires a health certification by a veterinarian which requires some time to schedule.

For an initial contact, I suggest that you send me an inquiry email.  See our Contact page for the address and or our phone number.


2021 Ram Lambs


#2151 Ink    -246              Twin, DOB: 3/3/21

2151 Ink (photo: Aug 2021)

Dam: KA Ivy (QR)      Sire: Ebb (RR) 

Lamb Scrapie Genotype (AAQR)  Sale Price = [$315]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending


#2152 Incus    -247              Twin, DOB: 3/3/21

2152 Incus (photo: Aug 2021)

Dam: KA Ivy (QR)      Sire: Ebb (RR) 

Lamb Scrapie Genotype (AAQR)  Sale Price = [$315]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending


#2153 Evert   -244              Twin, DOB: 3/3/21

2153 Evert (photo Aug 2021)

Dam: Elfin (RR)      Sire: Winston (RR)

Lamb Scrapie Genotype (AARR)  Sale Price = [$315]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending


#2154   Elwin         -245           Twin 3/3/21

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE — On Hold for Indiana Buyer

2154 Elwin (photo: Aug 2021)

Dam: Elfin (RR)      Sire: Winston (RR)

Lamb Scrapie Genotype (AARR)  Sale Price = [$400]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending


#2155  Knoll Acres Iker         -274           Triplet 3/8/21

2155 Iker (photo: Aug 2021)

Dam: Knoll Acres Ingrid (QR)      Sire: Springwood Ebb (RR)        

Lamb Scrapie Genotype (AAQR)  Sale Price = [$315]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending


#2156   Carl         -249           Twin; DOB: 3/12/21 

2156 Carl – No Reg (Photo Aug 2021)

Dam: Knoll Acres Cara (QQ)      Sire: Bellwether Winston (RR)         

Lamb Scrapie Genotype (AAQR)  Sale Price = [$290]

No Registration — has small scurs



2020 Ewe Lambs



#2101  Knoll Acres Iruka -272

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE — On Hold for Indiana Buyer

2101 Iruka (photo: Aug 2021)

Triplet; DOB: 3/8/21

Dam: Knoll Acres Ingrid (QR)      Sire: Springwood Ebb (RR)

Lamb (AARR codons) Sale Price = [$480]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending:


#2102  Knoll Acres Iveta  -273

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE — On Hold for Maryland Buyer

2102 Iveta (photo: Aug 2021)

Triplet; DOB: 3/8/21

Dam: Knoll Acres Ingrid (QR)      Sire: Springwood Ebb (RR)     
Lamb (AARR codons)  Sale Price = [$480]

Reg #: KAS03216771BB

Pedigree


#2103  Knoll Acres Cathy    -248   — CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE — On Hold for Indiana Buyer

2103 Cathy (photo: Aug 2021)

Twin; DOB: 3/12/21

Dam: Knoll Acres Cara (QQ)      Sire: Bellwether Winston (RR)

Lamb (AAQR codons)  Sale Price = [$400]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending:


#2104  Knoll Acres Haven  -250 

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE — On Hold for Maryland Buyer

2104 Haven (photo: Aug 2021)

Single; DOB: 3/14/21

Dam: Knoll Acres Helen (QQ)      Sire: Springwood Ebb (RR)

Lamb (AAQR codons)  Sale Price = [$400]

Reg #: Pending

Pedigree: Pending: