Valais Blacknose Sheep
We are excited to announce a big new project here at Foxglove Farm! We have recently become involved in the Valais Blacknose breed-up program, using imported semen from the UK fromhigh quality, handsome Valais Blacknose Sheep rams. VBN sheep do not exist in the US, and the only way to produce them is to breed an appropriate purebred ewe of another breed to imported, highly quarantined frozen semen. We are part of the very first importation of these gorgeous creatures' genetics, and we had beautiful F2 (3/4) lambs and an incredible F3 (7/8) ram lamb this year!! We are in love with the real VBN look coming through!!! Eventually, after upbreeding for multiple generations from Finn foundation stock, we will have purebred Valais Blacknose Sheep available!! Photos below are from the Laparascopic Artificial Inseminations of our ewes. Our stock is registered with the VBSS.
Our keeper F3 (7/8 pure) ram
These are examples of F2 lambs (3/4 VBN. All are spoken for. Forming waiting list for 2021!
Thanks to everyone who has purchased all of our available stock for 2020-- the only thing we have left is one F1 (1/2 VBN) ewe who will be ready to leave here in Aug 2021- a deposit will hold one for you until then. They will save someone new to the program about 2 yrs.
Some day we hope to have developed one of the first herds of these cuties in the US!!