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, 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 National Scenic Byway. 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.

Our breeding program includes New Zealand Merino natural colored and Australian Merino white sires via natural and artificial insemination. Click on the Stock tab for information on stock available now. A lovely crop of Septembers/October 2023-born lambs will be available in January 2024.

And in the fiber department, we regularly offer well-skirted, freshly shorn fleeces from coated animals (go to the Fleeces page to see currently available fleeces), roving and batting, some mixed with natural and dyed tussah silk. Absolutely fabulous for felting! Tanned sheepskins also are available on occasion. See the Products page.

Black Sheep Farm is proud to be a producer member of the Chesapeake Fibershed.