Finding Babydoll breeders
Please check out the bonafides of any breeder before paying money since unfortunately not all people claiming to have Babydoll Sheep for sale are telling the truth. Don't forget to ask about Brucellosis accreditation and whether the seller will provide a National Vendor Declaration (this is a legal requirement for anyone selling sheep) and National Sheep Health Statement.
Many breeders keep waitlists so that they can notify people when they have Babydoll Sheep available.
ASSBA registered breeders
You may choose to buy sheep from flocks registered with Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association (ASSBA) as Southdown or Babydoll after self assessing their Babydoll traits.
To register these sheep with Babydoll Sheep Breeders Australia (BSBA) you will need to provide evidence to us that they have been transferred to you in the ASSBA system along with their pedigree. These sheep are considered to be 100% Southdown in the BSBA registration system. Their Babydoll score will depend on the traits of the individual sheep and will be assessed by BSBA.
The stud names and contact details for breeders registered with ASSBA are listed online and are easy to look up.
ASSBA Southdown breeders - see breeders list on ASSBA website. Breeders who have bought sheep from Hillgrove, Roblin, Best of British, Tanjar, South Glynde or Roogulli are likely to be running Babydoll breeding programs in this registry.
ASSBA Babydoll breeders - see breeders list on ASSBA website.
Registered breeders may choose to bring crossbred sheep or other breeds into their flock to introduce new wool colours and patterns. In this case, the % Southdown should be able to be traced in their pedigree and proven. In the BABA registry, these sheep can be given a Babydoll score indicating how well they fit our Babydoll breed standard.
Buying crossbred sheep may be a practical option if you want sheep as lawnmowers or pets and are not concerned about pedigree.
See also Buying Babydoll Sheep - Goals for ideas about what you might look for when buying sheep and Registration for ideas about whether registration matters for you.
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