Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep
Old English "babydoll" Southdown sheep. Although the breed is known by many names, Old English Babydoll Southdowns, smiling sheep, teddy bear sheep, or simply Babydoll Southdowns, their smiling face will win your heart.
This breed can be traced back to the early 1800's in the United states. Trace them further and you will uncover a heritage breed from the south down hills of Sussex County England in the early 1700's. The decline in later years was due to a desire for a larger sheep. The southdowns are larger and mainly used as a meat breed. The "babydoll" Southdowns are a smaller versatile breed derived from the original Old English Southdowns, with a soft loving personality.
Babydolls are perfect for that small farm or homestead. Their amazing wool for those who spin, it runs 19-22 micron range. It also can be mixed with other wools. Uses around the farm are helping control weeds and fertilizing your land. We find these little sheep do not eat our trees but choose to stick to the weeds. Their size makes for a perfect 4-H project for those young farmers. They also have an excellent table value with a taste beyond compare.
We started our flock in 2019 and strive to reach and maintain the breed standard. Our flock is currently both OEBSS and NABSSAR resisted . We hope to soon add the third BSSBA
Height should be around 18 - 24 inches. Any less than 18" should be discouraged. Please check with the registries of your choice for a detailed description on their regulations. NABSSAR allows for Off White and Black colors to be registered. OEBSS and BSSBA allow for Off White, Black and Spotted to be registered.
Please feel free to contact or visit us and take a look at these sweet sheep.
D.O.B.- 2019 NABSSAR, Off white, RR
Harley was Champion Ram In Nebraska 2019 as a lamb. He has a sweet temperament we hope to pass along to his future lambs
D.O.B. 2020 NABSSAR Off White
James is our youngest ram one of the kids favorites. He has a face to fall in love with
D.O.B. 2021 BSSBA, BSRA, Black
Marley as we call him is from Apple Fox farm. I love that teddy bear face. He also has that soft laid back temperament
2019 NABSSAR off white, twin
Isla has given her lambs that wonderful smile and great confirmation.
Miss Priss AKA Missy
DOB 2019, Black Twin RR
she is double registered.
Missy has the teddy bear face that always smiles.
2019 NABSSAR Black twin
Isla has given us twins. She has given her lambs her friendly disposition.
2020 BSRA Black, RR, twin
2020 OEBSS off white, RR, twin
2017 Off white RR
Ginger blessed us with triplets
Twin to Finnegan
EWE / TWIN