WE BREED CHAMPIONS
3L&S Farms Registered Romney’s are a true dual- purpose animal. We love beautiful Romney’s, beautiful fleeces, kind dispositioned rams and wonderful mothers who need only a little attention during lambing. If we can come away with Class Winners or Rosette’s with our Fleeces or Sheep that is a perk but not the main reason we raise this breed.
American Romney Breeders Association:
The following is an excerpt from the American Romney Breeders Association Webpage- Romney Breed Standard. To read the Standard in its entirety refer to that website http://americanromney.org/
2017 Approved by the Board of Directors on April 8, 2017
Romney sheep, as a dual-purpose breed, exhibit the essential qualities found in all good meat-producing sheep. They are sturdy animals, with a strong bone structure, large body capacity and a uniform fleece which is characteristic of the breed. The Romney is a mid-sized to large, well-muscled sheep. Its size is due to solid bone structure and muscling, and a substantial body versus long legs or neck. The Romney will continue to grow and mature until 2-3 years of age; consistent and ongoing growth during the first two years will result in an adult sheep that weighs within the target range
RAMS FOR SALE
Reg # Pending
Nice Growthy Natural Color Ram lamb weighing 75#’s at 57 days of age. He is long, big boned, square hipped and correct on his feet and legs. His fleece will be very consistant and turn a nice iron gray color. Pictured is His mother’s fleece which is spectacular and usually one of top Show Fleeces of the year. He is sired by “The Rock” our stud ram from E/C Plank who has put a lot of bone and structural correctness through the hip and hind legs. His dam is a daughter of our old Gavin ram “Montana”, who had a spectacular silver fleece, thickness, bone and leg structure. This ram lamb’s fleece will open-up and turn a nice iron gray color.
3L2030 White Black Factored Ram
White Black Factored
Reg # Pending
Silver Romney Ram
Reg # Pending
3L2021 White Black Factored Ram
Reg #: Pending
EWES FOR SALE
Reg # 142786 BW
Available this spring as an open ewe in a breeding group or Fall of 2020 as a Bred ewe. 3L1631 is a Four Year Old ewe that has lambed four times, the first at 18 months of age the Fall of 2017. She rebred with lamb at side and lambed a second time at 2 years of age. She has only had singles but is a good mother with a nice clean udder. I have three sisters and two daughters in the flock. Traditionally I keep all proven Brood ewes for the span of their productive lives. As a result of young stock from new stud rams that need to be proven I need to reduce numbers ensuring the hay supply and shepherd’s capability are not exceeded. 3L1631 is from a ewe line that is foundational in my flock, strong bone structure, beautiful breed character and strong heavy fleeces. Fleece is off her Daughter 3L1745 also shown in Full Fleece.
Traditionally I keep all proven Brood ewes for the span of their productive lives, especially ewes like 3L1428 (twin) whose dam was one of the last old ewes out of the “Harley” ram. (first Barnes bred ram I used). However, with 3 daughters and 7 granddaughters running in the flock so I need to pare down.
LAMBS FOR SALE
3L2013 - Natural Color Romney Ewe
Reg # Pending
This Natural Colored ewe lamb is stylish, with a bold rib, she should make a great ewe. She will be a silver color ewe that will not fade. Her dam comes from a Silver Ewe Line that has produced some outstanding fleeces. Dam’s Fleece and Grandmother’s fleeces both sold through the 2020 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Virtual Sale. Dam is 3L1806 sired by Windy Oaks “Bullseye” Sire- E/C Plank 1728 “Rock”. You can see more on both Sire and Dam’s Sire on the Reference Rams Tab. Also included in the pictures are those of both Mother’s and Maternal Grandmothers Fleeces. Pedigree traces to Windy Oaks, SOR, Gavin, McFarland, Plank and SOR
3L2029 - Clean White Romney Ewe
Clean White Pedigreed Romney Ewe
Reg # Pending
3L2033 - White Romney Ewe
Black Factored White
Reg # Pending
Reg # 144406
Silvertrain is one of the nicest rams bred at 3L&S Farms. In 2018 he debuted at the Michigan Sheep & Wool Festival hosting the American Romney District 3 show. I was pretty-high on the “Trains” beautiful silver fleece and he did not disappoint. He took Reserve Champion Natural Color Romney ram and then won MFF Best Michigan Bred NC Fleece on Hoof. We retired the ram to the breeding barn but took his lamb fleece to the 2018 Michigan State Fair taking home a 1st Place in the Long Wool Natural Color class. The silver fleece is even from front to back with very little variation in lock structure and minimal britch wool. A long-bodied ram, square and level out over his hip standing strong on his feet and legs. He is moderate in height. Sired by E/C Plank 1616 “SAP” we leased for breeding for Fall lambs in 2017. Dam is a silver fleeced daughter of our old Gavin ram “Montana” and she had another nice ram lamb this spring. Silvertrain covered my black-factored white show ewes last fall and I have several nice daughters out of him otherwise I would not be offering him for sale.
2010-2018 Sire - "Montana" Gavin10013
Reg # 134913B
A signature fleece at 3L&S is a lustrous Silver with nice handle and Montana delivered! This Gavin bred lamb’s length of body, squareness, levelness of hip and correct leg structure caught my attention at the 2010 All American Jr Lamb show. He ended up taking Champion NC Romney ram in that show. That fall I tracked him down and by that time his fleece had started to silver out! I was hooked and he came home with us. His fleece has taken Reserve Champion Natural Color Fleece at NAILE both in 2011 and 2012 getting beat out only by powerful NC Merino fleeces. In addition, he made it tough for anyone exhibiting Natural Color Fleeces at Michigan Fiber Fest, The Fiber Event, and the Michigan State Fair! That breeding carried through as his offspring have demonstrated some pretty spectacular fleeces! A daughter took Best Natural Color Fleece on hoof in the 2013 National Romney Show held at the Michigan State Fair. Again, in 2018 a Granddaughter took best Natural Color Fleece on Hoof at the Michigan State Fair and a Grandson took Best Michigan Bred Fleece on Hoof at the Michigan Fiber Festival. Loved everything about this ram!
2019 Sire - "The Rock" E/C Plank 1728
Every purebred livestock producer needs to have a game-plan. At 3L&S our Natural Color flock needed more strength of bone, levelness of hip and square up the hind leg set. This guy caught my eye at several shows in the summer of 2017. Spring of 2018 when I was sorting through yearling rams at Caitlin & Ethan Plank’s he was the one that fit the bill. This Ram looks to be that “Game Changer”. The “Rock” is long, thick, level, square hipped, big-boned with a correct set of feet and legs and a nice fleece (which may just be skirted in time to head to 2019 Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival Fleece Competition). There is a hole in every sheep and this ram’s problem is that he may just be a bit too big for me to shear by myself. His first lamb crop did not disappoint! I have some nice NC Ewe lambs and Ram lambs as well! I included several pictures of the lambs.
2016 - 2019 Clean White Pedigree Sires:
- "Novi" Plank 1286: Birthdate: 2014 Single Reg#: 140455 Codon: RR
-"Mort" Morton 0080: Birthdate: 2012 Triplet Reg#: 137748
-"David" Plank 1453 RR Birthdate: 2018 Single Reg#: 145083 Codon: RR
In 2016 I re-launched a Clean White Pedigree program. My lead sire was “Novi” who was the Michigan State Fair Champion Romney Ram in 2015. This ram gave us a nice start with good white ewes who have had their second set of lambs in 2019. I hoarded the ewes out of this program but put a lot of good fleeces on the judging table not just in the Mid-west but at both the Maryland Sheep and Wool and New York Sheep and Wool Festivals. Unfortunately, I lost the use of “Novi” early fall of 2016 and kindly Pitchfork Ranch had an aged ram they were willing to part with. This Morton-Pitchfork bred ram “Mort” sired a nice set of ewe lambs that fall but also turned around and bred in the spring for my first set of Fall lambs. Two of the fall ewe lambs hit the show pen and were complimented on quality of fleece at the shows. Summer 2018 I went in search for a ram lamb with old strong bloodlines that have worked for me in the past, Barnes on Gavin bred ewes. This turned out to be a Plank ram “David”, he bred a good group of ewes this year and I have a great set of young lambs out of him. Look for some ram lamb pictures out of this guy.