Why Romneys?

             I made a decision to start a sheep flock back in 2003...but what breed?  I went on farm tours, watched sheep shows,  read a lot, considered what I had learned at Cornell and then it really ended up  that I thought that Romneys were the most beautiful!

           The American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) website also had a blurb that the Romney had originated in the Romney Marsh of Southern England ( a piece of my ancestry). They were not susceptible to hoof & feet problems, were dual purpose (wool & meat) and there were many Romney breeders in the  US and abroad; a very good thing ... to have a large gene pool.

                                      After 18 years of breeding Romneys I would say this about my Romneys:

- They ARE beautiful! Elegant & strong....long & balanced, good legs,  beautiful, expressive heads and fleece of many colors.

- They are prolific -Mature ewes average 200lb, twinning is the norm, they are excellent mothers with  vigorous lambs and have been viable to twelve years of age - breeding back every year.

- They are adaptable. They graze, browse, clean up garden produce, integrate readily at new facilities.

- They are intelligent and personable and make good show projects.

- Romney lamb is delicious with excellent carcass weights.

- Romneys are very parasite resistant.

                          

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