Featured Jacobs Sheep in Arizona

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by DawnStar, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. DawnStar

    DawnStar Member

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    May 19, 2013
    Arizona
    So, after about a good-Solid 5 years of searching for someone in our state that is actually breeding PURE BRED and JSBA registerable Jacobs Sheep in Arizona with absolutely NO LUCK-- we decided that we would go ahead and drive 2k miles to go get our OWN sheep ;)

    Thanks to the help of the JSBA, and several of their members we now have one of Arizona's FIRST flocks of pure bred registered Jacobs Sheep! We are in partnership with our friends who joined us on our trip to pick up a flock of their own as well, so now we can trade breedings for more genetic diversity.

    We are so excited! And wanted to share pictures of our starter flock:

    Meridian Layla (Two Horned Ewe)
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    Meridian Josephine 'Jo-Jo' (Four horned Ewe
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    Meridian Fuschia (Blue eyed Lilac Ewe)
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    Starthist Popin'Rocks (Four horned Ram)
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    'Poncho' the Wether
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Very cute!
     

  3. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    I don't much like sheep but if I ever did cross that line I would go with Jacob. They are so cool looking and you got some nice ones there!
     
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  4. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    They look great! :) congrats!
     
  5. DawnStar

    DawnStar Member

    112
    May 19, 2013
    Arizona
    Thank you! We love our little puff balls. They are incredibly soft, far more quiet than our goats, arent as mischeif prone as our goats, and very friendly.... If there had been a breeder here 5 years ago we probably wouldn't have our goats. Jacobs sheep don't crank out a gallon a day, but they do often manage 1/2 gallon-- pretty comparable to a mini dairy breed ;)
     
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  6. DawnStar

    DawnStar Member

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    May 19, 2013
    Arizona
    More sheep!

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  7. odieclark

    odieclark Active Member

    Jan 21, 2016
    So the Jacobs are more of a dairy cow lamb? They remind me of wisconsin dairy cows!

    Cool! We love lambs, but I don't think we are planning on milking any lambs, goats, or cows! This makes me feel lazy...:roll:
     
  8. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Cute!
     
  9. JK_Farms

    JK_Farms Active Member

    Nov 11, 2016
    Tennessee
    How cute my neighbor just got a male Jacobs sheep and a female but she's a different breed shes all black and should be pregnant by the ram! I might be getting the lamb!
     
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  10. odieclark

    odieclark Active Member

    Jan 21, 2016
    They are having a popcorn party! They love popcorn!
     

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  11. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Active Member

    THAT is the cutest thing EVER! :love:
     
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  12. odieclark

    odieclark Active Member

    Jan 21, 2016
    Jacob sheep treats

    Thank you! It was pretty funny, actually, as they are so shy otherwise...but hold out the popcorn for them and they eat it from my hand! Now, they run to me, almost like our laying hens do!

    One afternoon, I was alone with all the animals and a huge bag :fireworks: of popcorn....SO, I cranked up the stereo, and announced we were going to have a popcorn party in the barn! :fireworks: Well, fortunately the animals aren't tattle tales, and all the others were away for a bit...as, surely, it seemed a bit crazy! :fireworks:

    The goats, sheep, beef cattle, ducks, and cats all loved the popcorn! The only one that does NOT like Popcorn is the llama! I thought that was odd, as the rest all liked it, but he totally turned his nose to it!:ponder:
     
  13. DawnStar

    DawnStar Member

    112
    May 19, 2013
    Arizona
    UPDATE!--kind of.. just a bit late lol.

    Sheared the sheep, now they are wool-less--silly ram, he felt so self-conscious he hid in the barn!

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  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Love the horns! I bet they feel better.
     
  15. odieclark

    odieclark Active Member

    Jan 21, 2016
    What did or do you do with the fleece? Sorry if you already said?!
     
  16. DawnStar

    DawnStar Member

    112
    May 19, 2013
    Arizona
    The BEFORE pic of the girls fleece :shocked:
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    We sold the fleeces. Right now I am not set-up/don't have time to do what 'I want to do' with the fleece,.... But next year I am going to start felting-- hoping to do hats & scarfs with wet felting, stuffed animals with needle felting, and make braided rugs/saddle blankets with our wool. So--as soon as that happens, fleece will be more of a commodity from our farm, and people wanting a fleece (sold raw) will need to pre-order; depending on if I feel that I have enough of a supply to part with any. ....
     
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  17. DawnStar

    DawnStar Member

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    May 19, 2013
    Arizona
    Hello Girls! Always looking for treats--shame-less.....
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  18. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Funny!
     
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  19. Goat_Scout

    Goat_Scout Member

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    Mar 23, 2017
    Louisiana
    They are all so pretty! If I ever get sheep I would definitely want Jacobs. :)

    How many sheep do you have total?
     
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  20. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Cute :)
     
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