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Welcome

The Alliance‚Äôs 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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The Alliance Grows Together

We got the notion that a website could serve the current and new Karakul breeders by providing an easy way to share information, advertise and find each other. If it works, it should result in making it easier for shepherds…

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Skipping a Breeding Year

What has been your success with lambing ewes after they have skipped a year and not bred? This could be for any reason–sterile ram (or no ram), re-absorption, miscarriage. What about skipping two or more years?  

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Traveling in Winter

Can anyone give some advice on traveling with Karakul sheep in the winter? Aside from the driving concerns, what do you do for your Karakuls when hauling them in cold weather? What about water? Pregnant ewes?  

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Study in Black

What is so striking in this photo gallery is the uniformity of the sheep, a study in black, classic and elegant.  

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sheepandgoat

where the flocks gather

Ask-a-Vet Sheep

A collection of sheep & goat related questions answered.