NAVAJO CHURRO SHEEP AND JACOB SHEEP
Breeding Stock, Their Colors and Patterns; Their Products, Fleece, Wool, Roving, Felt; Spinning Wheels.
PRESERVING RARE AND ENDANGERED BREEDS OF DOMESTIC SHEEP SINCE 1974
Alan and Ingrid Painter moved to Puddleduck Farm in Redmond, Washington in 1974. The farm was named after a childhood memory of a book by the same name. Both farms had a great deal in common in that they were surrounded by acres of woodland with a long driveway leading to the home, barns and pastures through a "tunnel" of overhanging trees.
The first sheep, a Navajo-Churro ram and four ewes arrived in January of 1974. A second ram joined the flock the following year. Over the years rams have been added to diversify and keep the genepool healthy. Ewes have been selected mainly from progeny of our own breeding. We retain approximately 40 ewes. Offspring have been sold all over the United States and Canada.
In 1978 Jacob Sheep were located in British Columbia. Four of these, a ram, two ewes and a wether, plus a pair flown in from New Jersey arrived on the farm to form our foundation flock of Jacobs. Browse through the Jacobs for sale and add some of our old lines to your flock.
Ingrid helped in the formation of the Jacob Sheep Breeders Association and the Navajo-Churro Sheep Association. She has served on the board for the N-CSA and has been an inspector for both associations for over 20 years.
In 1995 the farm moved to a larger farm near Brownsville, Oregon. It too, is called Puddleduck Farm. Visitors are welcome. We enjoy sharing information about these primitive, historic breeds, their lambs, fleeces and products. Please go to our Contact Page to email us.
For more information on the Navajo-Churro Association, click on www.navajo-churrosheep.com
For more information on the Jacob Association, click on www.JSBA.org