Babydoll Sheep

Anyone who sees the wooly teddy bear faces of our heritage Babydoll Southdown sheep has to smile!

The Southdown sheep originated on the South Down hills of Sussex County, England in the 1700s. They were short, versatile, hardy and perfectly suited to small landholdings. When larger cuts of meat became popular, the original Southdown type almost became extinct. Now, thanks to the dedication of a few breeders, the genetics of this heritage sheep have been preserved. They were given the name Babydoll to distinguish them from their larger, more modern cousins.

Babydolls make outstanding pets. They produce fleece that is in the class of cashmere, a hand spinner’s delight. They provide organic weeding, and are in great demand for orchards and vineyards. Babydolls make excellent additions to hobby farms. They are calm, easy to handle, naturally polled and are respectful of fences. Their gentle nature makes them a joy to own!

Our flock is registered with the Babydoll Sheep Breeders of Australia, an organisation that aims to promote the breeding and use of high quality, true-to-type Babydoll sheep within this country. We sometimes have lambs available to people offering good homes. If you are interested in getting on the waiting list for a future lamb, please email us via the Contact page.