Big Boulder Farm

This lifestyle is not just about animals. It is about beliefs and values passed down through generations. Ensuring things are left better for those yet to come. It is about the legacy.... 
Proud owners of American Blackbelly and Painted Desert Sheep.
We are working to improve and promote these sheep breeds here in Canada.
American Blackbelly Sheep
The American Blackbelly sheep breed is said to have developed from cross breeding the Barbados Blackbelly and Mouflon to produce the colouring of the Barbados on a sheep that could produce beautiful sets of horns. The horns can vary from tight curls beside the face to wide outward spirals. Both are considered acceptable when registering with the BBSAI as long as they do not interfere with the animals quality of life. The American Blackbelly ewes are generally polled though some can have horns. We have a few horned ewes in our flock. 
The body colouring can range from a deep reddish brown colour to a light fawn. They have black facial bars, (refered to as badger faced), black chin, chest, belly, legs, and inguinal region. They have almost an exotic appearance.
As the Blackbelly is a hair sheep, they do not require shearing or tail docking. This along with their hardy nature, resistance to parasite and disease, and their ability to adapt to many management systems, makes them an excellent breed for people that are new to owning sheep. Although high energy, and a little flighty by nature, with some feeding of treats and going out there often they quiet down and can be quite tame.
 
We run a purebred flock of American Blackbelly sheep, registered with the Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Association International. 
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Big Boulder's American Blackbelly Rams

Big Boulder's American Blackbelly Ewes

Big Boulder's American Blackbelly Lambs