Puddleduck Farm bred rams
Odin and Thor, sires to 2017 lambs. Regs. A6940-14, A6941-14
Past ram, MMC Columbia, reg. 5404-08
Future ram OCHF Senor Lopez, reg. pending
A BIT OF HISTORY This ‘old world’ breed is what remains of sheep first brought from Spain in the 1490’s by the Conquistadors as fresh meat on the hoof for the invading troops. The sheep were acquired at various times by indigenous people both in North and South America. In the late 1960’s the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) was formed in England to recognize domestic livestock threatened with extinction which then became a world wide movement. A few years later the plight of the first domestic sheep in North America, the Navajo Churro, was recognized. Ingrid became a member of the RBST in 1972 and soon after found a small flock of colored sheep originating from a Texas ranch, as well as some from Buster Naegle, a rancher in Gonzales, California. Buster’s flock was believed to have orginated from “the Long Walk”. The sheep turned out to be Navajo Churro. Ingrid was involved in the formation of the Navajo Churro Sheep Association (NCSA) in the mid 1980’s. The name for the sheep and the association came about by incorporating the names of both the Navajo people as well as the sheep of the Spanish settlers. The pictures below represent ewes bred and raised on Puddleduck Farm. Many rams and ewes have been acquired mainly from Southwest flocks to enhance our genepool. Sheep from our flock have been sold and traded all over the United States, as well as some going back to the Navajo People.