2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #94[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Harlequin Sheep Breed: The Perfect (And The Cutest)When Hope Bennett first saw Harlequin sheep she figured she had found the perfect breed. They had no horns, were small and gentle to handle, yet hardy enough to take care of themselves. Best of all they were cute with fluffy spotted wool. But, the clincher for Bennett was their blue eyes.
The Harlequin breed didnít develop overnight. The breed is the result of three decades of hard work by Maryland breeder Kathleen Sterling, who recently passed away. Bennett met Sterling six years ago, and has since taken up the cause of preserving Harlequin sheep as an American breed. With the help of her assistant Shauna Smith, she is seeking people who purchased sheep from Sterling in order to create an official registry for the breed.
The breeds Sterling used include: Karakul, Tunis, Corriedale, Lincoln, Border Leicester, Romney, Montadale, Finn-Rambouillet, Dorset and Southdown rams.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hope Bennett, P.O. Box, 2237, Cleveland, Ga. 30528 (ph 706 348-7279; www.harlequinsheep.info).
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