Aspen Mountain Katahdin Sheep
Katahdins - Hair Sheep
Aspen Mountain Katahdins
are selected for their size, conformation and hardiness. Breeding
stock of excellent bloodlines from Canada to the Deep South, the ewes
range in size from 195 lbs to 231 lbs after weaning twins and
triplets in the fall.
These Hair Sheep grow an abundance of winter hair to withstand the harsh
winters at this elevation over 6,100 feet. Thirty degrees below zero is
not uncommon in the winter months. In the spring, they shed much as do
the Mule Deer and Elk of this region; changing to a thin summer coat.
Weaned Rams Lambs Grazing
Ewes Grazing on the Mountain
The hottest days don't bother them as long as they have the shade of an
Aspen or Spruce tree to ward off the sun's rays.
They are devoted, protective mothers producing plenty of milk for their
twins and triplets.
Katahdins are capable of two sets of lambs in one year if the
breeder wishes to breed them for another lambing in the fall. The
meat from Katahdins is lean, tender and superbly delicious.
My ewes have Pyrenees guardian dogs. There has not been an animal lost to
predators since the Pyrenees came to Aspen Mountain Katahdins. Thankfully,
since starting with Katahdins in 2005, this ranch has been free of disease
and not a single Katahdin has been lost to illness.
Baby lambs are Sturdy and Correct
2462 Telegraph Gulch Rd