This is a rare opportunity to add the newest UK imported bloodlines in your Bluefaced Leicester flock, as well as several of my other UK imports. I have F1 and F2 progeny available of:
ROSSIEBANK X3 The Rossiebank progeny carry dense, well crimped and purled fleeces, good pigment, and great conformation.
Ewe lamb: 4-blue 'Rosebank' F1 white (S) Rossiebank x Titan-CHV2 $425
COCKLAW T1 The Cocklaw progeny have excellent conformation & breed type, and dense- lustrous fleeces.
Ewe lamb: 17-green 'Roslin' F1 white (TRP) Cocklaw x Titan F2 $ 425
Ram lambs: 11-green 'Fernham' F1 white (TRP) Cocklaw x Barlaes F1 $ 450
45-orange 'Rookhope' F2 black (TRP) Cocklaw F1 x CHV2-Barlaes-Titan $ 400
47-orange 'Kirkhope' F2 white (TRP) Cocklaw F1 x CHV2-Barlaes-Titan $ 425
117-black 'Burndale' F2 black (TRP) Cocklaw F1 x Barlaes F1 $ 425
Ewe lambs: 34-orange 'GlenMaye' F2 white (TRP) CHV2 F1 x Barlaes F1 $400
48-ograne 'MidnyteMist' black (TW) CHV2 F2 x Loyalty-Laird $ 400
Yearling rams: 24-orange 'Verteris' F2 black (TW) CHV2 F1 x Titan F2 $ 500 Stunning, long bodied, fine fleeced- good skin , excellent structure & disposition. Champion NC BFL ram at WSWF 2009, CH NC LW Ram at MFF
Adult rams: 7-orange 'Haydon' F1 white (S) CarryHouseV2 x EbonyBoy $ 500 Haydon is a proven sire for purebred & mules, he has excellent conformation & breed type, sound feet & legs, and a good mouth. CH BFL ram at WSWF 2008, and CH Mule Progeny Group at WSWF 2008.
57-black 'Silverdale' F1 black (TW) Barlaes x EbonyBoy $450 To date, Silverdale has been our most consistent sire of purebred progeny, stamping his offspring with long bodies, good feet & legs, and stunning fleeces. Just about every ewe and ram in the flock carries him as its sire or grand sire.
For the Bluefaced Leicester enthusiast we have a lovely selection of hard to come-by Bluefaced Leicester collectables for sale. For more information on any of the items listed below, please contact me at: beechtrfrm@ aol.com
The first item is a booklet about the History of the Bluefaced Leicester. This is an invaluable reference material to add to your Bluefaced Leicester library.
$ 23.00 w/ shipping
Perfect for sipping a hot cup of tea from, our next item is no longer in production and it was produced by Border Fine Arts, Studio collection. This 'Bluefaced Leicester' breed mug was approved and produced for the UK Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association.
I have 2 of these available, priced at $ 28.00 each (plus s&h)
During my recent visit with Glenn Shapiro at her Hazelwood Farm, I took the opportunity to take a few photographs of the Bluefaced Leicester photo collections that were throughout the house. These represent some of Hazelwood's finest Leicesters from the past and present.
R. Harding 'Shrewbridge' putting his tups thru the sale's ring. Judges: Neil Laing & Matt Drummond With the Bluefaced Leicester ~ Builth Wells Ram Sale Champion bred & exhibited by M. Roberts 'Myfyrian'
The Great Lakes ~ Bluefaced Leicester Show was a great success.
I have to thank John & Christine Stott for coming to Wisconsin, and for being such warm and charming guests. I know everyone was delighted to meet them, and to get the chance to chat with them and learn more from John about Bluefaced Leicesters, as well as Mules, and farming in the UK.
I would also like to thank all those who stepped in and offered their help before, during, and after the shows, and with the evenings "Meet the Stott's reception".
I could not have managed without their help. Everything was so well done!
We arrived home around 12:30 AM, unloaded about 1/2 the sheep into temporary pens set up in the yard, fed & watered them all, pulled the truck up to the house and crawled in for a few hours of shut eye before beginning today.
I will get the results of the shows posted later this week, after I unload the truck and locate them. I did upload a few pixs that Mark managed to take at the end of the day on Sunday, and more photos will follow as they arrive in from the other exhibitors.
I hope all who came to Wisconsin enjoyed themselves, and that everyone had a safe journey home.