Our flock is a thoughtfully curated collection of genetics founded from Anchorage Farm, Little Hooves and Alderbrook Farm breeding stock. We, like so many others, love Romney sheep passionately. They have wonderful temperaments making them easy to handle given their size, especially for junior showmen. A mature ewe can produce up to 8lb of wool per year and being a dual-purpose breed they produce a good sized carcass for market as well.
Each brood ewe brings her own set of traits we value highly but essentials present in every one of our sheep is:
- Easy lambing and good mothering skills
- Quality fleece, natural or white, open or closed, but always possessing a good crimp and uniformity across the body
- Offspring that have a growth curve meeting our meat market requirements
Meet some of the pillars of our flock, February 2019
By April or May we should know which ewe lambs will be available. For more information, please send an email.
Sven, our current herd sire for the last two years, came to us from Little Hooves Romneys in New Jersey. He was Grand Champion Ram in the White Romney Show at NAILE as a lamb in 2016. He is long with heavy bone and a lustrous fleece. He truly embodies the term ‘gentle giant’ weighing in at 300 pounds but a total gentleman to everyone around the farm.
This ewe, named 1275, was born in 2014 and has a stunning steel grey fleece that is dependably lustrous and uniform. It is more of an open fleece with a higher micron count.
Annabel was one of the first two sheep to come to Henny Penny Farm. She is Anchorage Farm breeding, and at the time, we were seeking the classic Romney sheep style as found on the Romney Marsh in England where Whitney spent so much time. Annabel has a beautifully lustrous fleece, and although she is shorter, she has produced some of our largest lambs to date. Her first lamb (a single, which is normal for first-time lambing) weighed in at a whopping 17 lbs. That beautiful ewe was Fern who became Penny’s first show lamb. Fern’s classic conformation and stellar fleece won her Supreme Champion Ewe and Champion Reserve Fleece at the Terryville Fair Youth Show in both Penny’s and Fern’s first year showing. in 2018 Fern had her first lamb, Amelia, who has a long top line brought in by her sire, Sven, and the fantastic fleece like her mother. She won Best Fleece at the Goshen Fair Youth Show in 2018.