Sheep Ranch is located in the heart of Southwest Missouri
Ozarks. We are
a certified scrapie free flock of registered purebred Dorper
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 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
breed shows exceptional adaptability,
hardiness, reproduction rates, and grown as
well as good mothering abilities.
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
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
(Information supplied by the South African
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 ~
"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."
David & Sue McDaniel
REGISTERED DORPER SHEEP
Chaparral Sheet Ranch. All rights reserved.
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