Farmer Debbie, aka the American Lamb Lady
of Homespun Hill Farm, is fortunate enough to shepherd the rare breed of
St. Croix, which were brought into the United States from the tropical
island of St. Croix. They are very well adapted to the Kansas summer
heat and humidity and grow a layer of wool for Kansas winters, but shed
it in the spring for the local birds to use as nests. Parasite
resistance is what St. Croix sheep are well known for.
St. Croix ewes are wonderful mothers, often birthing twins and
occasional triplets. Over the years, we have shepherded several breeds
of sheep, and we have found the St. Croix to be low-keyed (not flighty)
easy-keepers in comparison, not requiring clipping and shearing,
tail-docking, vaccinations, dewormers, nor dehorning.
We have both rams and ewes available for sale on a first come/first
serve basis, ready to be introduced to your existing breed. Contact Farmer Debbie for
pricing and availability.