Breeding registered Dorpers that adhere to the South African standards, and fulfill the demands of the seedstock breeder and commercial producer.
Operating as usual
A May born ewe sired by CRF 26 “Mack”. Be on the look out for more of Mack’s lambs this spring!
That pregnancy glow. Fall lambing is in the air!
We have decided to sell our Riverwood ram RF6820 “Chance”. He is sired by Riverwood’s RF6235 ram who was the 2016 NAILE Champion. He will be 3 in September. We have retained a son, CRF 26, and several daughters that are doing very well for us, and we feel it’s time he made a difference for someone else. He has been on pasture since early May but is still in great condition for fall breeding. Saint Paris, Ohio 43072. PM for further information.
We wanted to take a moment and thank all of our spring customers. We had several ewes and a couple rams make their way to first time Dorper buyers! We thank you for trusting in our genetics. We are currently sold out of ewes, but should have a few rams available late this summer.
The majority of our current ewes like BBV G824 here are bred and will be due mid-October. We are looking forward to seeing more lambs out of own bred Mack, Riverwood’s Chance, and especially the new guy, Twin Ridges’ Trip!
A few spring lambs, this time sired by CRF 26 “Mack”.
First night of pasture rotations is in the books!
“Trip” heard it was Easter and decided to break out the bunny hops!
One of our foundation ewes G843 is building herself a nice portfolio. 2 working rams CRF09 and CRF26. CRF26 “Mack” we kept for our own use and are expecting his lambs this April. Her recent January ewe CRF38 has earned the nickname “.38 Special” she was 70# at 73 days old.
Thank you Brandon and LeAnn Winters at Twin Ridges - Registered Dorper Sheep for letting us spend a few hours touring your farm and sorting through a large group of excellent quality rams. It was hard to pick just one! Go follow their farm page, you won’t be disappointed. They are great people with great sheep! “Trip” made it home safe and sound. At 5 months old he is a tank. We’ll be posting more on this guy in the coming months, stay tuned!
As winter lambing wraps up we thought we’d take a moment to showcase our hardworking LGD Ellie. She never skips a beat and is always on guard. We’re thankful for her strong instincts that serve as protection for the girls 24/7.
Merry Christmas to all, and best wishes for the New Year!
Some of our fall ewe lambs ranging 75-90 days old. Impressed with their growth since they were a challenging group to keep on creep feed, as they refused to come in from the field most days!
A few fall pictures around the farm. The early spring lambs and new fall lambs have access to the barn for evening grain. While “Chance’s” group with January bred ewes will remain on 100% pasture until the weather breaks. They don’t seem to mind though!
Lots of excitement happening around the farm lately! We are building a new barn, expanding our dry lot, and the real fun: fall lambing began this week!
March ram lambs alongside their sire. Our border collie in training loves to supervise their every move!
Some of the ewes grazing in the evening sun tonight ☀️
Happy sheep! After 34 days rotating pastures, the girls will enjoy about a week of clearing out shaded wood lots around the farm. After which we’ll bring them up to the dry lot for a hands on wellness check before moving them back out to the first field!
We made a goal this year to increase the management of our pastures. Although we still have a lot of improvements to make, it was exciting to see the girls head to the last field rotation on day 33.
A rare storm rolling in from the East brought a nice touch of cool weather this evening as well!
We would like to thank Efren Ruiz who has patiently waited for our March rams to be ready for viewing. Thank you for trusting in our genetics as you begin your journey with Dorpers! We think you’re going to have a lot of fun watching this guy continue to grow and mature!
We love seeing the resemblance of “Chance” passed down to his offspring. We wish you all the best with CRF 28!
Calico Rock Farm - Registered Dorpers
RF 6820 “Chance” enjoying green pastures and some quality time with his lady friends. Looking forward to seeing more of his lambs hit the ground this fall!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, amazing mommas out there. 💐 - And to all our beautiful ewes that keep our little flock growing.❤️
Although an online sale wasn’t what anyone expected for this year’s Ohio Showcase sale, we would like to say thank you to all the buyers who supported the Dorper sale last night.
Special thank you to those who showed interest in our yearling ram. We were happy to learn that he will be staying close to home with the Neer family! Thanks Kevin for your purchase, we are excited to see what he can do for you!
Lot 73 Yearling Ram consignment to the Ohio Dorper Showcase Online Sale @ www.breedersworld.com
SELLS*TUESDAY, MAY 5th!* 12 pm- 8pm EDT.
Located in Saint Paris, OH. Message us if you have any hesitations about transportation, we will make sure he gets to you!
Ohio Dorper Showcase Online Sale
Lot 73 Yearling Purebred Ram
TOMORROW **TUESDAY, MAY 5th!**
See him in action ➡️ https://youtu.be/Yv81IGFaTGM
Sire: Willowcreek Farm 0069 (a son of “Maximus”)
Dam: Blue Bird Valley G845
QR on his codon.
CRF 07 is extremely easy to handle, and is solid from head to toe when you get your hands on him. He should add power and style to your next lamb crop!
Located in Saint Paris, OH. Pick up at the farm available after the sale, or message/call Hannah for other transportation options. If you are the final bidder, we will help make sure he gets to you! Bidding starts at 12 pm and ends 8 pm EDT.
Thank you to the Garcia family for your purchase of CRF 018, a late December fullblood ram out of “Chance”. We appreciate your business and wish you all the best with this guy!
We would like to say thank you to The Bautista Family for their purchase of our 2019 June Ram: CRF 09. We wish you all the best with him!
Enjoying our first 70 degree day with these 1-2 week old March lambs! They are out of our lead herd sire “Chance”
**Registered Purebred Ram - CRF 09**
DOB: June 7, 2019
Sire: Willowcreek Farm 0069
Dam: Blue Bird Valley G843
9 mo. old ram true to breed standards and well balanced. He’s built and ready to go to work! QR on his codon. Serious inquires only, PM for more details. - Saint Paris, OH
Hannah Rutledge Melissa Rutledge Ron Waldron
Our current lead herd sire “Chance” from Riverwood Farms, not quite 1.5 years old yet. Pictured behind is a promising young 8 month old Ram. We’ll be posting updates of fall/spring lambs soon!
Welcome to Calico Rock Farm! We have been raising sheep since 2009 when we first began breeding commercial hamp/Suffolk crosses. In 2018 we made the transition to registered Dorpers after falling in love with the breed. We purchased 21 full blood registered ewes from a wonderful farm, Blue Bird Valley in Ohio, and 1 Ram from Willowcreek Farm in Michigan. Since then we have continued growing and making tough selections. Our main focus points are: Strong masculine rams, maternal and prolific ewes, and vigorous; thrifty lambs. We strive to follow the South African standards for the breed, with an added emphasis on all terrain hooves. We believe we can offer something to both the seedstock breeder and commercial producer alike. Feel free to message us with any and all questions or inquires. We’d love to talk Dorper with you!
A picture of our first group of ewes purchased in 2018 from Blue Bird Valley Farm in Ohio. These ewes have been the foundation starters for our program and we couldn’t be happier about them!
Calico Rock Farm - Registered Dorpers
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