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.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Next Choice..

Since the chains did not work, we started to think of other options. The reason the chains failed is that I was not willing to put tighter ones on than what you see in the picture of the ewes. The chains are not adjustable. For that reason, we started discussing the use of a thick Nylon Dog Collar. It seemed strong enough. Easy enough to grab when we needed to catch and hold a sheep. The bonus was that it was easily adjustable in size - so as they grow or even as their wool grows, we could always adjust the size. SOLD! I went straight out to the largest feed and farm store that was within a 25 mile radius from us.

I knew exactly what I wanted ... 3 solid black collars for the boys, like this:

...and 5 solid pink collars for the girls, like this:

.. the black collars were easy to find.. the pink ones were no where to be found... at least not solid pink. This was the closest thing I could find for our ladies.

Oh the shame.. I knew they did not like them. It was as though they were saying "Baaaad Taste... Baaaad Taste"!!!

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