Navajo-Churro Lambs Available in 2024

We began lambing on April 29th and finished May 20th.  We have 49 very health lambs.   The lambs will be weaned in September 2024. We are located in SW Colorado. 

We are currently taking deposits to reserve 2024 lambs.  Please contact using our form, the pop up this page o message us on Facebook  if you are interested in reserving and purchasing our lambs. 

This marks our 20th year breeding Navajo-Churro Sheep.  Our entire flock is registered with Navajo Churro Sheep Association and most of our sheep have long pedigrees reaching as far back as the first sheep registered in 1980’s.

Navajo Churro Lambs grazing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newborn Warming Up in the Sun on a Frosty Morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArS Chloe with lambs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nap Time – ArS Smokey Blues lambs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Navajo-Churro Lambs to Arrive in Late April

We are taking inquiries
for our 2024 Breeding lambs and Ewes

We are breeding 28 registered  ewes and expect 45 or more lambs starting in late-April.  We are using five different rams so there will be some diversity.  We may also be selling a couple mature ewes with lambs by their side and possibly some yearling ewes. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing some of our breeding stock.  We will put you on our list so you will receive updates starting in May. Follow us on FacebookNavajo Churro Ewe Lambs

Navajo Churro Ewe Lambs

Navajo-Churro Ewes
Navajo-Churro Ewes waiting for their evening treats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserve your Navajo-Churro Lamb Meat – Available April 2024

If you are interested in ordering Navajo-Churro lamb, please  Contact us.  We sell whole lambs (not cuts) on a first come first serve basis. Our next lambs will be ready for processing in late April 2024. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested and will will provide ordering details.

NOTE: We DO NOT ship or store meat.  However we will work with you on picking up your meat at our processor, Sunnyside Meats in Durango Colorado.

The price for a whole Lamb  based on hanging weight at time of slaughter. You may choose a larger or smaller animal depending on availability.  You are responsible for paying slaughter and processing fees.  We will deliver your lamb for processing to Sunnyside Meats in Durango CO This is offered as a convenience to our customers at no charge. You will be responsible for paying Sunnyside Meats for slaughter fee and cut/wrap fees – this cost will depend on size of animal and how you have your meat cut and wrapped.  You will be responsible for picking your meat up when it is done.  Please note that your actual yield will depend on size of animal and how you have your meat cut and wrapped and if you also use the specialty meats (liver, heart etc.)

Reserve a freezer lamb.

 

Navajo-Churro 2020 Lambs

We have several nice ram lambs, ewe lambs and possibly mature ewes and rams available to be sold as breeding stock. These are from registered breeding stock. The lambs will be weaned in late August 2020 and ready to go to new homes in September. Will be posting more up-to date photos soon. If you are interested, please contact us about availability, pricing and other details.

ArS Dusty with ewe lambs – SOLD
Navajo-Churro Lambs
Navajo-Churro Lambs

Expecting about 45 Navajo-Churro Lambs in April of 2020 – stay tuned to our Facebook Page for latest news!

Mr. BB Ibero and Mr. Freckles are two of our flock sires
for our 2020 lamb crop.  BB Ibero took reserve grand champion in yearling ram class in 2018. Both have taken first place and better on their fleeces. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing breeding stock.  Our entire flock is registered and we have long pedigrees for most of our lambs.  Visit our Facebook page for latest news  https://www.facebook.com/churrosheeparriolasunshinefarm/

Flock sires 2020 lamb crop.

We are expecting beautiful lambs out of  Lady, Sofia and Lil’ Merci!

Surfer Girl and lambs

2019 Navajo Churro Lambs

We have 46 healthy, bouncing Navajo-Churro lambs on the ground.  Here are a few photos. All are from registered dams and sires. Our breeding lambs will be ready for their new homes in late summer – early fall 2019.   We take deposits to reserved lambs and usually sell out by the end of summer. Please contact us if you are interested in our breeding stock. 

 

 

 

 

Baby with her ewe lamb.

We Raise Champion Navajo-Churro Sheep & Wool

JJ's Best Boy (Mr. BB)
JJ’s Best Boy (Mr. BB) Reserve grand champion Ram

Best of Show Navajo Churro Wool
JJ’s Best Boy (Mr. BB) also took Best of Show on his wool in 2019 at Sheep is Life Celebration.

 

ArS Pretty Girl, First Place Yearling ewe N-CSA 2018

ArS Shiela took Best of Show at the 2018 N-CSA Wool Show

ArS JJ Iberoson took Grand Champion Ram at N-CSA 2018 Wool Show.

 

ArS Moon Lady took Reserve Grand Champion at the 2018 N-CSA Wool Show

JJ Best of Show - Navajo Churro
Miss JJ won 2012 NCSA Best of Show

 

ArS Snowy Girl took Best of Show at the 2016 N-CSA Annual Sheep Show

 

 

Attend the Navajo-Churro Sheep Assoc. Annual Celebration

September 20-23rd 2018
Cortez Colorado

Enjoy learning about fiber arts & crafts, watch Navajo-Churro sheep and wool shows, visit vendors booths, hearing speakers, and great food and more.  Contact us to request program and travel details. 
Click here to contact us for program and travel details

Thursday September 20th
10 am to 5 pm: Participate in our all day “Spin-Off” featuring fiber arts and crafts including weaving, felting, spinning, dying, carding and other aspects of wool. Bring your own project or learn from hands-on demonstrations provided by Dine Be Iina, Navajo Lifeways and other fiber arts enthusiasts. Learn about Navajo and Hispanic perspectives and history relation to sheep.

7 pm to 9 pm: Learn about Navajo-Churro Sheep. Dr. Lyle McNeal, Carnegie Professor, Livestock & Range Specialist at College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences, Utah State University. As founder of the Navajo Sheep Project he will speak about the significance of Navajo-Churro Sheep as a land race and his 40 years of experience in helping save this breed from extinction.

Friday September 21st – Daytime
9:00 am Doors open. Vendors and information booths open all day. 9:30am Understanding the N-CSA Database & Registry

10:30 am “Weavings of the Four Corners: From Cotton to Wool.” Travel through time with Navajo fiber artist Zefren Anderson of Zefren M-Weavings, as he explores the history of fiber use in our region.

1:00 pm Juried Navajo-Churro Fleece Show and Clinic. First, second and third place awards for each class , plus champion ram and ewe and best of show awards. E-mail for details.

3:00 pm   Mini-workshops, demonstrations, and round-table discussions. Shop vendors booths &the N-CSA Silent Auction.

Evening Dinner and Keynote Speaker Friday September 21st

5:30 pm enjoy dinner featuring Navajo-Churro Lamb. YOU MUST RSVP. Cost is $15 per plate for adults, $8.00 for children. Pay at door.  Contact us to RSVP.

7:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Alison Martin PhD, Executive Director of the Livestock Breeds Conservancy, will discuss the work of her organization and significance conserving endangered livestock breeds.
Anyone interested in heritage horses, poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats, cattle & pigs will enjoy this presentation. 

Saturday September 22nd
7:30 am Membership breakfast and meeting. RSVP for breakfast ($5)

9:00 am   Vendors and information booths open all day. 9:30am

9:00 am Dr. Allison Alison Martin, Executive Director of Livestock Breeds Conservancy will present on Genetics and Breeding Practices for livestock conservation with focus on sheep.

12: 00 – 3:00 pm   Enjoy watching our Juried Navajo-Churro Sheep Show. First, second and third place awards for each class , plus champion ram and ewe and best of show awards. E-mail for details.

3:00 pm   The N-CSA general silent auction ends. You must be present.3:30 pm   Sheep Registration Clinic. Breeders will have sheep inspected. Everyone will learn about breed characteristics and qualities.

5:00 pm Closing comments. Vendors booths close.

Sunday Sept. 23rd—Enjoy an Open Gate farm tour.
Learn about Holistic Management Grazing planning, irrigation mgt., soil health, grass fed beef and lamb production, and more. Contact us to register. Fee of $25 includes lunch.‎