NAVAJO-CHURRO SHEEP Breeding Stock, Lambs, Fleece, Yarn, Wool, Roving, Felt, Spinning Wheel. PRESERVING RARE AND ENDANGERED BREEDS OF HERITAGE 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. Offspring have been sold all over the United States and Canada. View Navajo-Churro lambs for sale.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 Jacob sheep. Reluctantly, the Jacob flock has now, after 39 years, been sold. Ingrid helped in the formation of the Jacob Sheep Breeders Association and the Navajo-Churro Sheep Association (N-CSA). 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 this primitive, historic breed, their lambs, fleeces and Products. Go to the Articles page to read more about the sheep. Go to our Contact Page to email us. For more association information on the Navajo-Churro Sheep, visit the Navajo-Churro Sheep Association.