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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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The Alliance’s Blog Goals

To encourage and support growth of the Karakul sheep breed in the Americas To provide an easy way for breeders to communicate, share, market, connect with each other, and to have both current and historical breed information available To track…

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Ask-a-Vet Sheep

A collection of sheep & goat related questions answered.

Shepherd's Notebook

where the flocks gather

Throwback at Trapper Creek

An ongoing chronicle of meeting the expectations of the land...