Our breeding herd are registered with the OEBR, Old English Babydoll SouthDown Sheep registry, NABSSAR, North American Babydoll SouthDown Sheep Association and Registry and the New BSSBA, Babydoll Southdown Sheep Breeders Association. Our new ewes we added in 2018 are being added to NABSSAR and bring new genetics to the flock.
We started with Three lamb Ewe's, Raya, the black one is my bottle baby, Vicky and Liz are the royalty who are above following humans around. We expanded with a ram, Sammy, who did his job and we had three lambs the first year we let them together. Each of my ewes gave birth to a single girl. How we managed that I will never know... We added another ram in 2014, BlackJack from a fine line. In 2016 we added another ram Kronus from Fuller farms, and Ramsey from Fuller Farms in 2017. Two new ewe lambs from outside our lines and with great wool were added in 2018. In 2019, we added two ewes from our own flock as we last two.
We chose the Babydoll for many reasons, it's size, the fact that it is a heritage breed, low maintenance, they tend to not eat mature trees and they are highly friendly. We have had them for only three years but have enjoyed all of it. The girls (all 11 of them now) were run around to each of our pastures, including our front yard to eat down the grass. You follow them through with a light mowing and water the heck out of it and you have beautiful lawn.
One of my ewes had a very bad birth in 2017 and we did not breed her in 2018 or 2019. She was my first ewe, Raya and I was just letting her stay with the lambs and teach them how to be sheep.
She is such a lovely lady and I bottle fed her, as her mom died when she was 3 days old.
In late 2019 I got an email from a lovely lady looking for a companion for her wether. Just a yard pet. Raya found her new home! This is a picture of her in her new yard, smiling with green grass all around! We are so grateful to her new family for sharing these pictures that I asked if it was ok to post on my website, so here she is.
Please check out our lamb page for availability.
Serenity Hollow is owned by Don and Joy Welever, we are located 3 miles West of Randle WA.