At Aboundingful Farm we are delighted to have rare breed Leicester Longwool sheep (also known as English Leicesters) residing here. The Leicester (pronounced les-ter) Longwool Sheep are listed as Critical by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.This means that there are fewer than 200 annual registrations in the U.S. & estimated global populations of less than 2,000. We wish to do our part to save this beautiful breed of longwool sheep. The Leicester longwool is one of the “luster longwool” breeds, so designated for the sheen and brilliance of their wool.
Betty: This ewe has excellent pigment (dark muzzle & ears). Her fleece is on the strong end of the LL type. Betty's sire Julian was an AI son of the great British ram "Parson's Pride"
OGF Pearl: Born 4/12/2009 - Photo to come soon
BGF Sugar: Born 4/5/2010 - Photo to come soon
BGF Valentine: Born 2/14/2011 - Her dam is Pearl. Photo to come soon
BGF Pepper: Born 3/28/2011 - Photo to come soon
UF Louis: Born 4/14/11 - On Sept 17th 2012 I took a road trip to Underhill Farm and bought this handsome ram. He is the sire of our 2013 lambs.
Pre-shearing photo courtsy of Underhill Farm
Sadly we had no Leicester Longwool lambs born this year, the ram we used was young and didn't get any of the ewes bred, we are making plans for a new ram and will have a back up for this fall. We are planning to breed 10 Leicester Longwool ewes this fall.
We had 6 ewe lambs and 2 ram lambs born spring of 2013. We have kept 5 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb for our flock from 2013 lambs.
Betty finished the Leicester Longwool lambing season with a ewe and ram lamb
Pearl gave us twin ewe lambs
Sugar's ewe and ram lambs
Pepper and Valentine each gave us a single ewe lambs, photos to come