|St Croix Hair Sheep
Brad Mary and Shane Olmsted Drury, Missouri 417-712-1716
|St. Croix sheep are an attractive,
hardy, medium-sized, polled
(hornless), white hair sheep.
The Hair Coat
Their hair coat is smooth in
summer and thicker with mixed
hair and downy undercoat in
winter. They naturally shed their
coat and never require shearing.
Size of St. Croix
Mature rams sport a lion-like
mane that may fall down to the
knees. Mature rams weigh up to
200 lbs and ewes up to 150 lbs.
Birth weights for twins average
St Croix sheep are active and
vigorous without any tendency to
They demonstrate greater
resistance to internal parasites
than do both wool sheep and
most other hair sheep breeds.
The ewes can breed back one
month after lambing, and
ewes can produce two lamb
crops per year. Ewes usually bear
twins, with some singles, frequent
triplets, and occasional
quadruplets; lambing rates vary
St. Croix Meat
Carcass composition of
St Croix is similar to that of
Rambouillet, but the St Croix have
a 23% higher carcass yield due to
smaller bone and less fat. The
meat is tender with a mild flavor.
As an unimproved breed, the St
Croix has slower growth rates
than many meat breeds, which
have been selected for rapid
growth and large body size. St
Croix are an ideal size.
|April 2014 Lambs
|Black Bear Kennel
Mary Brad and Shane Olmsted , Owner
HC 73 Box 722
Drury, Missouri 65638
417-261-2716 or 417-712-1716
|Our family has a small herd mainly to raise for our own consumption. We
found the flowing characteristics very appealing
At times we may have some Lamb Ewes or Rams for sale or trade.
Shane is also Starting his own herd With a ewe "Firecracker" due to lamb