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Chaparral Sheep Ranch is located in the heart of Southwest Missouri Ozarks. We are a certified scrapie free flock of registered purebred Dorper sheep.

Beginning in 2000, we started crossing high quality registered Katahdin ewes with registered full blood Dorper rams to gain faster growing lambs. We couldn't have been happier with the results.  oakley sunglasses online We continued to breed up our top ewe lamb crosses to registered purebred and full blood rams thus building our purebred flock which has consisted of all registered purebred Dorpers for a number of years now.

We strive to maintain short hair coats on excellent shedding, fast growing, meaty animals with minimal feed and maintenance. The Katahdins we started with years ago were very conducive to building our foundation flock of the best shedding hair coat offspring, high parasite resistance, strong maternal instincts, and good milk production. Meat quality is supreme. We continue to produce these attributes today.
 


Dorper History:

The Dorper is a South African breed developed in the 1930's from the
Dorset Horn and Black Headed Persian.  The breed was developed for the regions of South Africa.

The breed shows exceptional adaptability, hardiness, reproduction rates, and grown as well as good mothering abilities.

The breed has the characteristic black head (Dorper) as well as white heads (White Dorper).  The Dorper breed was developed through the crossing of the Blackhead Persian ewe with the Dorset Horn and this resulted in the birth of some white Dorper lambs.  The difference in color is merely a matter of preference for each breeder.  Black-headed breeders constitute about 85% of the members of the Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society of South Africa.

Its skin covering is a mixture of hair and wool, and will shed off.  The Dorper skin is the most sought after sheepskin in the world.  The skim comprises a high percentage of the income (20%) of the total carcass value.

(Information supplied by the South African Meat Board)

 

OUR DOGS

Rowdy

Otter

Lending a helping hand at the Chaparral are our working Border Collies, Great Pyrenees and Anatolian livestock guardian dogs.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole ~

--Roger Caras--

Spot and Rowdy

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

--Unknown--

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Contact Us:

David & Sue McDaniel

Niangua, MO

contact us:

417-473-6822

or

chapasheep@centurylink.net

CHAPARRAL SHEEP RANCH

REGISTERED DORPER SHEEP

Copyright @1999-2013 Chaparral Sheet Ranch. All rights reserved.

 

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