Miniature Cheviot's are exciting and personally satisfying to own and breed. As more people discover these naturally small and beautiful little sheep, their popularity and value will continue to grow. Whether your goal is showing, breeding, producing wool or just the pleasure of having a wonderful pet, our registered sheep will meet your expectations! Miniatures have been in existence for a long time. Each sheep has its own distinct personality and will bring you a constant source of amusement! Caring for Miniature Cheviot's is easy and can be performed safely by a person of nearly any age. Their size enables you to hold them in your lap. The lambs are particularly lovable due to their very small size; 8’to10" at birth. A Miniature Cheviot's are a near perfect pet. Their affectionate, gentle nature and small size make them an excellent friend and companion for many years.

We are pleased to present our breeding ram "Ramses". He is the offspring of a flock unlike any other. Bred from stock direct from the hills in Europe, the original owner brought them to his ranch here in the US and raised them in a closed flock for years. He is from the smallest of all Miniature Cheviot flocks on the market today.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ear Tags..

When we purchased our first 4 Miniature Cheviot sheep , 2 of them were ear tagged, like this:(not our sheep)

Essentially, it is a plastic ear piercing (usually) with a numbered tag like this:

Although I hate the idea of putting such a large hole in my sheep's ears and placing a tag that in most cases hangs out beyond the ear and would easily be ripped out if the animal had its head stuck through a small space - be it fencing or just shrubbery, I thought it was probably the most effective way to identify our sheep. I was wrong. These plastic tags crack and break off. I suppose that after a few years, the plastic becomes brittle and therefor, cracks and breaks to pieces. This is what has happened to some of our tagged sheep.

Case in point ~ Our ewe on the left still has her ear tag. Ewe on the right does not!

1 comment:

  1. Maybe the plastic tags are usually on sheep which are slaughtered so do not need to last so long?