Articles on Karakul Sheep
Recent and Worldwide
and Other Interesting Things

2019 May-Jun sheep! magazine – Unique Book on the Sheep-Human Alliance – is Deborah’s touching review of

The Lambs–My Father, A Farm, and the Gift of a Flock of Sheep by Carole George.

Every shepherd needs to read this book! If you are really short of time, read this review. The beautiful book has heft to it, loads of color photos and makes a lovely gift for shepherds of all ages.

Email: for copies. $32 each includes shipping.

Also available in audio format through other sellers.

Two articles in the Livestock Conservancy News on the history of Karakul sheep by Carole George:

Winter 2018 – Ancient Origins of Karakul Sheep

Spring 2018 – The Karakul’s Journey to the US


Three articles were the back pages of The Shepherd magazine in their feature

Focus: Karakuls” December 2016:

Pine Lane Farm Karakuls, by Letty Klein

American Karakul Sheep, by Deborah Y. Hunter and Julia DeVlieg

Karakul Sheep: Their American History by Deborah Y. Hunter


A late Spring 2015 article on American Karakul Sheep published in the Livestock Conservancy News

A New York Times April 2015 story on Karakul sheep Niche Trade…Proves Vital to Ailing Afghan Economy

 Karakul Sheep have been nominated by Slow Food USA – Ark of Taste for the exquisite flavor and culinary characteristics of the meat


From Julia DeVlieg photo collection

 For the story on our Alliance read How The Alliance Came To Be


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