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TLC Conference Video

October 2019 – Deborah Hunter, Karakul Shepherds Alliance Founder and Registrar, presented at TLC (The Livestock Conservancy) Annual Conference in Santa Rosa, California. Although all of us were significantly impacted by the Northern California Kincaide Fire complex and the conference…

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Dr. Norton and Page Jacobs

Dr. Norton and Page Jacobs of Coolidge, Arizona were truly Karakul Showmanship Pioneers. Even though they ‘passed over to the other side’ in May this year they have motivated me to re-start the Blog and re-vamp the website. Thank you…

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The Alliance is in the News

Karakul Shepherds Alliance is in the News. Julia and Deborah have been busy writing. We have had some good timing along the way from major US sheep magazines to get the word out about the Alliance and what it is…

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Dedication

This website is a project dedicated to the awesome spirit and unique qualities of the sheep known as Karakul.  The Karakul Shepherds Alliance is less an organization and more a statement of the bond that exists between those who care…

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Sheep Wanted

Thanks for your interest in one of the most amazing animals on the planet! Anyone looking for Karakul sheep in North America is welcome to post a comment in the Contact Form at the bottom of the Sheep Wanted page….

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Get in Touch

We are looking for Karakul flocks. We are long-time breeders who are concerned about the recent decrease in the American Karakul sheep population. We are very interested in the survival of the breed and encourage you to get in touch…

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Elf Ears

Elf-eared Karakul sheep! How many Karakuls have you had or seen with these ears? Click on Leave a Comment above and tell us. Better yet send us some pictures. About one to two inches in length, they are named elf…

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Welcome

The Alliance’s main goals are: To provide services to Karakul breeders via this website karakulshepherds.org To tally an annual census of Karakul sheep in the USA via the online Karakul Census or by using the Farm & Flock/Census form and…

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Lambing Ease

How often have you had to help a Karakul ewe give birth? It seems to me in talking with breeders over the years I hear similar comments “Karakuls are no trouble at lambing time.” “Karakul ewes have their lambs no…

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Lambing in the Heat of Summer

Can anyone talk about Karakul lambs born June through August? Did you experience any issues with hot weather lambing–increased parasite load, lack of appetite, poor growth? Or did hot weather work for your summer-born lambs?  

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A collection of sheep & goat related questions answered.