At the 2017 North American International Livestock
Exposition Wool Show, Philippa and Penelope took first and
second in the Lincoln Longwool class. At the 2017 Indiana
State Fair Fleece Show, another fleece from Penelope, a
White Lincoln Ewe was Reserve Champion Overall Fleece;
Marguerite, a White Lincoln Lamb was Champion Youth
Fleece; Alexis, a Colored Lincoln Lamb was Reserve
Champion Natural Colored Fleece; and Cosette a Colored
Lincoln Ewe was Champion Natural Colored Fleece. We are
just starting lambing and are looking forward to the next
generation of shiny wool growers! If you are interested in
purchasing some of our award winning stock, all natural
lamb, or lustrous wool, please contact us.
Richert Ranch is proud to raise all natural lamb. This
means they are not injected with growth hormone,
antibiotics, or steroids. Lambs are currently available
for preorder. Contact us for more details.
About Our Flock
We raise White and Colored Lincoln Longwool sheep.
Lincolns are a heritage breed of sheep that originated in
Lincolnshire, England. The Lincolns are bred for their strong,
lustrous wool that grows at the fast rate of about one inch
per month. They are also very feed efficient, and will thrive
on just pasture.
We are currently developing a new breed of sheep, which
we are calling LincolnFolk. These sheep are from the cross
of a Lincoln Longwool with a Suffolk. We have found they
have excellent qualities from both breeds. They are about
the same size as and are feed efficient like the Lincolns, but
their lambs grow faster than Lincoln lambs, closer to the fast
rate of the Suffolk lambs. Added bonus, their wool is luscious
and spins like a dream!
We only keep sheep that have come from mothers that
we think carry great genetics and are easy keepers, i.e.
multiple births, good milk, motherly instinct, no lambing
difficulties. In other words, qualities that create the least
amount of human interference possible. We also make
sure that the ram does not posses any unfavorable genes,
and look at both parents for conformation problems.
This year we had some very nice (good temperaments,
beautiful conformation and wool, nice growing, multiple
births) ram and ewe lambs out of our Lincoln and
LincolnFolk ewes. If anyone is looking for breeding ewes
or rams, or a good starter flock, these would be excellent
Our Lincolns provide us with beautiful wool. The staple is
long, the crimp is wide, and the luster is fabulous! We have
found that this wool holds bright dyes and felts like a dream.
Felting is so quick and easy with Lincoln wool! Lincoln wool
is also great for art yarns due to its unique look and stunning
luster. The Lincoln curls are also great for crafts, and make
lovely Santa Beards and doll hair.
LincolnFolk wool is soft like the Suffolk wool, but it has the
shine of the Lincoln wool. It grows at a much faster rate than
the Suffolk wool, and it has a medium crimp. LincolnFolk
wool has a soft, silky feel, and is great for nearly any project.
We are currently selling wool ranging from fresh off the
sheep that is sold by the pound, to ounces of wool that
have been cleaned, dyed and carded. Please contact
us if you are interested.
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At lambing time with cute little lambs bouncing all over the place we always have some cute
pictures. We wanted to share some from our present lambing time with you!
We have also found that our
Lincoln wool dyes fabulously.
|What's For Sale?
If you are interested in buying some of our all natural lamb for the current market price,
some carded or uncarded dyed wool (from $2.50 to $5.00 an ounce), a fleece, or individual
pounds of raw or washed wool or please contact us for details. We also sell live breeding
stock; price varies on animal.
Galadriel, a White Lincoln ewe,
who won Best White Fleece at the
National Junior Lincoln Show in
2012 and 2013.
At left is a close up look at S'more's, a
Lincolnfolk fleece, which won its class in the
Indiana State Fair Wool Show Another
S'more fleece was Reserve Champion
Overall Ewe Fleece at the Tennessee State
Fair. Above are Bernadette's lustrous
Natural Colored Lincoln curls. The wool of
Precosia, a White Lincoln Ewe, is on the
Coecoe, a Natural Colored
Lincoln Longwool ewe. Coecoe's
name is spelled this way
because it stands for "Cutest One
Ever, Cutest One Ever".
Clockwise from Below Right- Roxy, a
Lincoln lamb, poses; Precosia's 2018 Big
Boy; Precosia relaxes with her 2017
lamb; group nap time!
Above- One of Poppy's triplet ewes relaxes in her pen.
Bottom Right- "If I have to babysit, I better get paid!"
muttered Cutie Pie under her breath.
Top Right- Yoda snuggles in the straw.
Above Left- Vlad, a Lincoln
Right- One of Ruth's rams,
relaxing after a hard day.
One of Chocolate's Colored
Lincoln Longwool ewe
lambs, Jasmine, out in our
pasture. We wanted to
share this heartwarming
picture with you. Jasmine's
sister, Shirley, won Best
Natural Colored Fleece at the
National Lincoln Junior Show
in 2010 and 2011, as well as
Reserve Champion Colored
Lincoln Ewe in 2010.
Above Left- Sabrina and Pipa after winning Best White Lincoln
Fleece at the 2015 National Lincoln Junior Show.
Above Center- Eponine after she won Best White Lincoln Fleece
in the 2014 National Lincoln Junior Show.
Right- Joan and Alaina at the Michigan Fiber Festival, with the
ribbon that Joan won for being first place in her natural colored
longwool ewe lamb class. Joan went on to win Champion Natural
Colored Longwool Ewe at the Festival.
Marshmallow Jr., a LincolnFolk.
Left- Two of CoeCoe's triplets, Amelia and Mr.
Clueless, resting. They are Lincoln Longwools.