Here at our little flock, we strive to provide a healthy, loving home to all our animals. We think that shows in the Registries we belong to and the expense we go to ensuring a sound, healthy animal is delivered to you. While not all breeders have their sheep checked annually by a Veterinarian, we think it is one more assurance to us (and you) that we breed our animals with care.
We registered all of our sheep with NABSSAR in June 2014. While an expensive and time consuming endeavour, we did this so our customers could easily register their lambs from us in one of the two registries.
Having registered breeding stock ensures that our sheep conform to breed standards in soundless, height, fleece quality, carriage and many more traits. Many of our lambs are NABSSAR registered, except those that don't meet the breed standard.
All of the sheep at our little flock are registered with the Olde English Babydoll Miniature Southdown Sheep (Mock) Registry. We have been part of this registry since December 2009.
The standard for the Olde English "Babydoll" Minature Southdown Sheep was taken directly from the Southdown Sheep Society in England. It is the standard for the original sheep changed only to allow for colors. Only white or mouse colored sheep were allowed under the original standard. There are less than a dozen breeders in Canada on this registry. Not only are Babydoll sheep rare, they are hard to come by in Canada and the United States.
our little flock has been enrolled in the VSFCP since December 2009. In 2017 we achieved the highest rank possible of Certified! Maintaining our high standing in the program means being followed by a Scrapie Certified Vet, lots of paperwork, fees and annual health inspections.
Scrapie has been present in Canada for almost 70 years. With the majority of countries around the world currently working to actively eradicate all transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, the continued presence of Scrapie in Canada is preventing access to international markets including the United States. With your help, Canada can take action to eradicate Scrapie.
As a Scrapie Enrolled farm, our little flock maintains a "closed flock" status, ensuring we are protecting our flock against this awful disease. Once a sheep leaves our flock, it cannot return.
our little flock has been enrolled in the CSF since December 2009.
The mission of the Canadian Sheep Federation is to represent the interests of Canadian sheep producers, through the member organizations, and provide leadership to the industry aimed at furthering the viability, growth and prosperity of the Canadian sheep and wool industry.