Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sale Sheep Photo Update

I took photos of all the sale sheep today, so I thought I'd do a sales list update with the new pictures. The photos are clickable for larger viewing. You can see more information on the earlier sale posting and of course I'd be happy to answer any questions by email:
I can provide more photos as well. Prices include registrations and transfers.

The ram above is Locksfield Marco- Moorit smirslet ram lamb with excellent conformation. $180

The three photos above are Locksfield Montague, a beautiful moorit smirlet sokket ram. $100

This is Fletcher Dante, emsket/shaela bleset. Awesome ram. N/A

This is Locksfield Joaquin, moorit smirslet sokket ram. Great conformation. He's the sire of this year's lambs. His price is $200.

The two photos above are Locksfield Mariposa.. She's quite spectacular and very friendly. SOLD

Above is Minwawe Hopper. She's a moorit smirset ewe with excellent conformation and is a great producer. $250

This is Locksfield Kaleigh. She's one year old and is a very nice looking ewe. $200

Llamas for sale

I haven't posted llamas on here for a long time, but we have come to the realization that to move some llamas to new homes, we need to reduce prices dramatically. We are primarily looking for good homes where they will have shelter, enough to eat (hay or grass seems to keep them in good condition, though they do enjoy llama pellets), will be shorn every spring, and be kept up to date on vaccinations.

We have a pair of males, pictured above, both intact and from excellent bloodlines. They come with ILR papers and can be stud males. Midknight, the black male, is a Silver Peru grandson as well as a LW Sante Fe grandson. Dakoda, is a grey, red and white male. His grandsire is Tocanoa's Tocaya, the 1999 National Champion.
Both males have had basic halter training. They are 5 years old. We would prefer to sell them as a pair and we only asking $475 for both.

We have another really excellent ILR registered male available. Angelino is a half Argentine male. He is proven. He has fantastic bloodlines and extremely heavy wool. We paid nearly $1000 for him, but since we have no plans to raise llamas in the near future, his price is now $600.

You can read more information on these guys and see what I previously had them priced at on the website at:

SALE! 20% off: Shetland Fleeces, Llama Raw Fiber, Llama Roving

Since I'm working on moving soon, I've decided to have a sale on all of my remaining wool. The 20% discount includes anything on the Roving and Fleece page of the Locksley Fields website:

Email me at if anything interests you.

This is Evangeline's fleece (currently available- $32 after discount).

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Price list changes/updates

Because I plan to move again, I need to sell some sheep, so I've reduced prices. The new prices can be found in the listings below. Email me at if you have any questions, need pedigrees or fleece samples.

I've also added the following ram to the list:

Morgance's ram (Locksfield Joaquin x Locksfield Morgance). Born June 2009. He is the twin to the flashy moorit flecket ewe in the post below. Shorter fleece than Pandora's ram. Horns aren't as heavy, but look good so far. Good conformation and tail. Dam Morgance is on the right. I can't pair him with his dam or aunts... so his price is only $180.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shetland Ewe Lambs for sale- photos updated 7/31

I've decided that in order to pay my college loans, I should sell this year's ewe lambs as well... So here are my two spoiled little ewes:
These lambs are the result of many years of my own breeding for good conformation, fleeces and spots. I'm very pleased with the results! Normally these lambs would not be for sale. BOTH girls come running to greet us and are used to being handled and picked up! Their dams are in my keeper flock of 7 ewes.

Moorit yuglet flecket ewe. I don't know if I've seen a more flashy moorit shetland! Her mom's half sister runs a close second. She is from one of my best spot producing lines- healthy spotted moorit twins with great conformation. Gorgeous, VERY sweet ewe. $575 reduced: $450

Emsket yuglet sokket flecket and a white tail tip. Nice conformation. Her mom's bloodline has the most incredible long silky fleeces. This girl seems a little silky, but appears to take after her dad's shorter fleece and will likely have an intermediate fleece length. She has a dark blueish fleece, which might fade as an adult, but her mom did keep light blue color, so she might too. She carries moorit from her sire. I think this lamb has one of the cutest faces. $450... reduced: $325 SOLD

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sales List Update- Adult Shetlands


Locksfield Kaleigh
Black Bleset Ewe- Born 9/13/2008
Sire: Locksfield Joaquin
Dam: Locksfield Kaya Pepper

This is a shy girl with a very black fleece. Good conformation and a nice frame.. She grew quickly and can be bred this fall. Pretty ewe. $250.. reduced: $200

Minwawe Hopper S20441
Moorit Smirslet Ewe -Born 3/25/2005
Sire: Minwawe Captain
Dam: Minwawe Flopsy

Hopper had a set of darling moorit and white boys in 2007 and a fall lamb last September. Her lambs, always spotted, have all been very well put together- great conformation. Hopper has very good conformation herself and she is a friendly ewe. She is $325... reduced: $250

Locksfield Kaya Pepper S16367
Black Smirslet/Sponget Ewe -Born 4/5/2003
Sire: Fletcher Sundance
Dam: Fletcher Cassidy

Kaya comes from a couple of older bloodlines and is very close to Dayspring and Dailley lines (her grandparents). She also has some of the most unique markings I have ever seen. I hate to part with her, but I'm trying to keep my flock size down. $250... reduced: $200. SOLD


Locksfield Joaquin- born 4/15/2007
NASSA registration # S27915
Sire: Sheltrg Pines Jerome
Dam: Minwawe Hopper

Handsome moorit yuglet sokket ram. Proven- has beautiful spotted lambs on the ground. Has great conformation and more single coated fleece. $250.. reduced: $200

Fletcher Dante- born 4/9/2003
NASSA registration # S18201
Sire: Fletcher Choctaw
Dam: Fletcher Jazzy
Light Shaela (or emsket) blettet ram.. GORGEOUS color (see photo of inner fleece below). This guy is proven to throw modified colors and spots on his lambs. He is very double coated and has awesome horns. $375... reduced: $300

Locksfield Montague..
Sire: Minwawe Tornado
Dam: Locksfield Amber Myst.

Heavy horns.. Quite a looker. Good conformation, plus a beautiful, soft, double coated fleece. I registered him as moorit, but he may be mioget. Out of only 7 ewes, I'm keeping his twin sister and two half sisters. I really like these bloodlines! He is easy to halter and is a small sized ram, however, he does have a behavior issue- email for details. $150... reduced $100


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lamb photo update

Lumina's ram at 3 weeks old.. I like this guy.. He has Monty's spots and Lumina's great conformation, plus the beautiful wool of both parents.

Morgan's lambs. Ram has fantastic conformation, but his horns are growing more slowly than the other two boys.

Ewe is VERY friendly and runs to greet strangers!

Pandora and her ram... also looking great so far.

Evangeline's ewe. This is possibly the silliest lamb I've ever had and she makes me laugh every time I visit her. Like Morgan's ewe, she loves people and follows at their heels, but makes a game of it, prancing and leaping about until you turn around and pet her. Just a little difficult to photograph :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lambing Finale

Last Wednesday things were not looking good when I got to the sheep field and saw that Lumina was in labor but there was no sign of a waterbag or lamb feet. She continued to push with no progress. I've seen this once before and I ended up having to pull out dead lambs... That experience, as traumatic as it was for both myself and the poor ewe involved (who recovered fine, quickly became one of my buddies again and had problem-free twins the next year), did give me knowledge of what to look for.. I also had some hands on experience so that I was not a complete mess.
I was going to spare you the gory details, but since it might help someone, I'll include them.. I'm giving you fair warning... if you're squeamish, you can skip to the end for the photos now!.... I had just been hand shearing some llamas the day before and I had developed a blister on my right hand, which then got torn off due to more irritation from the scissors' handle.. So I had this open wound on my right hand, and that didn't seem sanitary for either of us.. I ran in to the feed store and bought some OB sleeves, which in theory seems like a great idea, but I decided that with the lack of ability to know what I'm feeling at my fingertips, I would be better off using my left hand. The major mental obstacle I encountered the first time, was that I was convinced that my hand was not going to fit in there.. but I have fairly small hands, so I'm actually better candidate for this job than even my vet. I found what felt like a nose or a hoof but it seemed to be behind a wall.. Since I was not wearing a glove, I could feel with my fingertips to discover that this was the waterbag. I was able to break it open using my fingernails (which I also would have been unable to do wearing glove). I found one hoof and nose.. So I tried pulling the lamb with just one foot forward, as this has worked before. I soon discovered that this was not going to work, the lamb was stuck and I became concerned that I was pulling two different lambs.. I went back in and followed the lamb's leg up to it's shoulder and head and found that the nose and foot were from the same lamb. I found the other foot and pulled it forward. The lamb then came out easily. It's a musket yuglet flecket ram. Lumina was great throughout the whole ordeal and readily accepted him.. Due to the trauma, I gave her a shot of penicillin, vitamin B and calcium gluconate. Both mom and son are doing great and are now out on pasture. That's it for lambing in 2009!
Sire: Locksfield Montague (Monty) Dam: Locksfield Lumina

Monday, June 15, 2009

Evangeline's Lamb

Evangeline had a very uneventful birth a little before 1 AM, without my help.. She produced this gorgeous little girl that was hopping around and playing within an hour of being born. She is a yuglet sokket, maybe flecket... I'm not sure yet if she's black or grey.

Sire: Locksfield Joaquin ......... Dam: Locksfield Evangeline

Updated photo of Morgan's lambs:

This ewe runs to greet me and loves being picked up and held.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

First lambs of 2009

Friday was an eventful day at Locksley Fields. Lambing for the year was halfway over within a matter of hours and at the end of the day, I, despite being covered in lambing goo, was not the least bit displeased with the results :-)

Pandora was the first show signs of impending labor. That morning she wouldn't come to the feeder for grain. I had resigned myself to the likelyhood that I would need to assist in most of the births this year. The ewes are all 3 year olds lambing for the first time.. plus they went into winter looking very well fed and came out of it looking equally so.. I decided to help when I saw that the lamb's little white feet and nose were sticking out, but so was his tongue. It's a good thing that Pandora and most of the others are friendly and more willing to allow me to get up close, because the last thing I want to do when I'm assisting a birth is to try to first catch a skittish laboring ewe.
I straightened the lamb's legs out, one at a time, so that the “elbows” weren't back with the shoulders.. This makes more space for a stuck lamb. He was a big guy, but eventually he made it out.

This is the most heavily spotted (most white) lamb I've had so far.. It's a moorit yuglet flecket ram. Sire: Locksfield Joaquin Dam: Locksfield Pandora

Within 2 hours of Pandora lambing, Morgance (aka Morgan), was in labor.. This lamb was exactly in exactly the same situation as Pandora's, and so I helped again. The result was a moorit yuglet flecket ewe! Morgan soon had two waterbags, which meant that another lamb was coming. When she started pushing, I discovered that the lamb's entire head was inside of the fluid-filled water bag.. I don't think I've ever had this before... I tore the bag open to free his head so that he wouldn't aspirate fluid and tried to wipe off his nose, all while just his head and feet were out. He was smaller than the other two and Morgan did fine the rest of the way. This lamb is a moorit smirslet ram. These lambs are from Locksfield Joaquin and Locksfield Morgance. They are friendly, especially the ewe.. She has a white side and a flashy side and looks just like Pandora's ram from the white side.