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At Black Sheep Farm, we strive for natural colored and white Merino sheep with dense, uniform, long-stapled fine-wool fleeces and correct conformation. The focus is on fall-lambing ewes and a breeding program that allows expression of recessive color genetics: dark browns, silvers, moorit, and variegated fleeces for handspinning and felting. We sell micron-tested breeding stock, covered fleeces, tanned skins, as well as roving and hand-felted creations and lamb for the freezer.

Black Sheep Farm is in northern Loudoun County, Virginia, not far from the Potomac River and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. It is a region full of scenic beauty and centuries of American history, along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Corridor. To the south, Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and to the west, Isaac Hite at Belle Grove Plantation, each acquired Merino sheep after the breed came to this young nation in 1803. We carry on the tradition of fine-wool production in Northern Virginia.

In October 2016 we welcomed a new crop of lambs with New Zealand Merino natural colored and Australian Merino white sires. Those wonderful lambs are now yearlings, and two of the ram lambs sired last fall’s lamb crop. There are some scrumptious ram lambs and ewe lambs from that breeding.  See the Stock page for images and descriptions of the sale lambs. This fall we hope to look forward to more AI lambs.

And in the fiber department, we currently offer roving and batting from choice white and natural colored fleeces, as well as some raw fleeces. Absolutely fabulous for handspinning and felting! Stay tuned.