Buying your Valais Blacknose Sheep
If, like us and the select few Valais Blacknose owners in the UK, you’re keen to start your own flock, please give us a call to discuss your requirements. We have a waiting list for Valais Blacknose lambs available throughout the year. Scroll down this page to see what stock we currently have available...
At New Forest Valais Blacknose we believe in using natural reproduction (no AI or ET) of our Valais Blacknose sheep here in the UK market, focusing our efforts on breeding only the very best quality animals to protect not only the appearance, but also the lovely characteristics of this rare breed. We produce award-winning, well-reared and friendly lambs that will make great pets to some lucky owners! Read about why we feel this is important compared with what you will also find available on the UK market: Natural reproduction vs. Embryo Transfer.
As committee members of the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society, all our stock is registered, Valais Blacknose pedigree sheep. Our Valais Blacknose lambs winning awards at country shows against popular native breeds is testament to the quality of our stock.
We recommend to our customers when buying Valais Blacknose sheep to follow the same guidance as you would when buying a pedigree puppy; it’s always best to buy a puppy who's been raised with its mother and litter mates in a safe environment until it’s fully weaned. Also to meet the puppy’s mother and if possible father as the best guide of what to expect from your puppy in terms of health, appearance and temperament. Since you’ll be paying the same for your Valais Blacknose sheep as you would for one of the more expensive dog breeds (prices start at £1,000 for a wether), it’s important you get it right!
Please contact us to discuss your requirement.
Exporting Valais Blacknose Sheep to North America, New Zealand and beyond!
We get many requests from wannabe Valais Blacknose owners in the USA, New Zealand and many other countries across the world. It is the importing country that decides its own import laws, so make sure you understand what these are before enquiring about buying sheep/embryos.
Unfortunately there is no way of exporting livestock or embryos to the USA currently, only Type 1 sperm can be exported - as of October 2017. Although trade agreements between the two countries are under review and positive progress is being made, no one knows how long this is likely to take.
In the meantime, we are excited to announce we have partnered with a wonderful farm in North America, Bramblecroft Farm in Massachusetts, whom we believe are the first Americans to own Valais Blacknose sheep! Whilst they wait to be able to bring their flock to the USA, New Forest Valais Blacknose are agisting and breeding their foundation flock on their behalf here in the New Forest.
The first crossbred Valais Blacknose lambs were born in 2018 in America using semen imported from the UK, so do speak to us if you are interested in importing Valais Blacknose semen from us and starting your breeding up programme in the North America.
With the first Valais Blacknose lambs born in New Zealand in 2017, both embryos and semen can be exported to this market from the UK and we have exported a Grade 1 embryos and semen to New Zealand. Do speak to us if you're interested in starting your own flock of Valais Blacknose sheep in New Zealand!
Unfortunately, unlike New Zealand, Australian laws are incredibly restrictive regarding embryo import and currently require the donor Ewe to be slaughtered to prove the absence of disease after embryos are harvested. Quite aside from the moral aspects of this, the breed is too rare and valuable to justify undertaking this type of activity.
Please understand your local import laws to understand whether embryos &/or semen can be imported from the UK before making your enquiry.
Current Stock Available in the UK:
We lamb throughout the year and usually have stock available so do call us to discuss your requirement. We also have a waiting list for our lambs so Contact us to reserve or buy your Valais Blacknose sheep. Here is a selection of what we have available currently, we do lamb throughout the year so not everything is necessarily listed here - therefore do call to discuss your requirements:
LAMBS FOR SALE!
We lamb throughout the year and have waiting lists for our lambs, so do call us to discuss what you're after and we can let you know if we have anything currently available or how long it's likely to be to wait for what you're after....
Here is some of what we have available currently....
"Alpine Rambo Import" 5 year old Breeding Ram. RARE TYPE 2 GENOTYPE. Price £3,500
We have a very rare opportunity to buy one of the original Swiss imported Valais Blacknose Rams. Born in 2013 and in his prime, the almighty Rambo deserves his legendary status, having sired some absolutely cracking offspring, both in the UK and in New Zealand. He also carries Scrapie resistance, being a rare Type 2 (ARR/ARQ) Genotype.
Rambo has the most awesome set of horns we've ever seen on a Valais Ram and is perfectly marked. Confirmed fertile by vets, he is ready to join a new flock as an experienced breeding Ram.
"Goldie's Festival" 1 year old Breeding Ram. RARE TYPE 2 GENOTYPE. Price £3,250
Festival is a certified Type 2 Genotype Ram, with fantastic genetics including Highland lines. He is perfectly marked and would be ideal for showing and for a breeder looking to breed rarer genotypes into their flock.
"Alpine Cheri" Pet 3 year old Ewe. Price only £1,000
Alpine Cheri is a really fantastic quality pedigree registered Valais Blacknose Ewe, bred from original Swiss imports in 2015. She carries a beautiful fleece with great staple length and brightness, has good hooves and is an all round healthy Ewe. She is friendly, happily comes to the bucket and is easily managed, typical of the Valais Blacknose breed.
However, she has never taken when put to the tup, so we suspect she may be barren. Therefore, we are selling her as a pet sheep - price reflects that - although buyer may have luck in being able to breed her?
"New Forest Gracie" and "New Forest Gwendolin" Ewe lambs. BOTH ARE RARE TYPE 2 GENOTYPES. Price £3,250 each
Gracie and Gwendolin were both born on the same day - 3rd February 2019 - and both carry a rare genotype: Type 2 so they are that bit extra-special! They are both perfectly marked Ewe lambs making them ideal potential show sheep.
Only available for sale, as the customers on our waiting list for ewe lambs already have related Rams, so this is a rare opportunity to buy New Forest premium stock without a wait - not to be missed!
"New Forest Flapjack" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Tup - ready to go now. Price £3,000
Flapjack is a quality Ram lamb, perfectly marked and extremely friendly. Bred from award-winning stock and born in February 2018, he would make a perfect breeding Ram for either an existing flock of Valais Blacknose sheep, or to use to cross with different breeds.
"New Forest Finley" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Tup - ready to go now. Price £3,000
Finley is a quality Ram lamb, born in February 2018, and won awards in this year's show, coming 3rd in the mixed Ram lamb class and 3rd in the groups of 3 class, against native breeds. Finley has a beautiful quality fleece and perfect markings, taking after his award-winning father.
"New Forest Figgy Pudding" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ram Lamb - ready to go now. RARE TYPE 2 GENOTYPE. Price £3,500
Figgy Pudding is a quality breeding Ram lamb with fantastic genetics - he is the grandson of the almighty King Kong (the most valuable Ram ever sold in the UK) and his sire is a super rare Type 1 Ram of Swiss heritage. He also carries Scrapie resistance, being a certified rare Type 2 (ARR/ARQ) Genotype. If your looking for a quality tup to breed in rare genotypes into your flock, this is your guy! He's beautifully natured to boot...what's not to love!
"New Forest Francis" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ram Lamb - ready to go now. Price £3,000
Franics is perfectly marked (please ignore his muddy legs in this photo!) and extremely friendly. He is from great breeding lines, being the grandson of the legendary Prendwick Eros and he just emulates quality... Would make an ideal tup for an existing flock of Valais Blacknose sheep, or to cross with other breeds...
"Elliott" 2 year old Proven Breeding Ram. Price £3,000
Elliott is in his prime at 2 years old and is proven, having sired quality offspring. He has a particularly fantastic quality fleece which should be shown. He has a lovely nature and would make an ideal addition to either an existing Valais Blacknose flock or to cross with other breeds to create interesting crosses.
"New Forest Bobby & Billy" Valais Blacknose Pet Lamb Pair - ready to go in October. Price £1,500 for the pair *SOLD*
Bobby & Billy make a very sweet pair of pet wether lambs. Can be split and sold individually £1,00 each or £1,500 the pair. Very friendly boys, will make perfect pet lawnmowers for someone wanting the look of the Valais Blacknose without wanting to breed.
"New Forest Floyd & Flower" Valais Blacknose Breeding Lamb Pair - ready to go in October. Price £5,000 for the pair *SOLD*
We have just one perfectly marked breeding pair of unrelated registered Valais Blacknose lambs available. Both are bred from different award-winning Rams, and Flower from a rare Type 2 Genotype Ram, so her new owner should Genotype test her to see if she has inherited the more valuable Genotype.
Could be separated and sold for £3,000 each or £5,000 the pair.
"New Forest Edward, Elton & Fudge" Valais Blacknose Pet Lamb Trio - ready to go now. Price £2,250 for the group *SOLD*
These three pet (wether) lambs are absolutely gorgeous, very friendly and will make perfect lawnmowers to a very lucky owner!
"New Forest Estella & Ella" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ewe Lamb TWINS - ready to go mid December. Price £3,000 each *SOLD*
We'd love these twins to go to a home together. They are lovely healthy girls, full of mischief! Ella in particular is extremely attached to people and follows us around the field wherever we go!
"New Forest Ebony" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ewe Lamb - ready to go in December. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
Ebony is a cracking little ewe lamb, very friendly and could be an ideal show sheep if desired.
"New Forest Elliot" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ram Lamb - ready to go now. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
Elliot is a real sweetie; very gentle and affectionate, would make a perfect pet and/or a breeding ram, either with Valais Blacknose ewes or to create Valais Blacknose crosses.
"New Forest Ethan" Award Winning Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ram Lamb - ready to go now. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
Ethan won multiple awards at the New Forest Show, Ellingham & Ringwood Show and Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show. He is a superb Ram lamb with perfect markings - would make an ideal addition to a flock of females.
"New Forest Eva" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ewe Lamb - ready to go in December. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
Eva is a perfectly marked ewe lamb, pictured here with her beautiful Mum & Aunt! We think Eva would make a superb show sheep - her confirmation is spot on...
"New Forest Edith" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ewe Lamb - ready to go now. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
"New Forest Earl" Award Winning Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ram Lamb - ready to go now. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
Earl won multiple awards at the New Forest Show, Ellingham & Ringwood Show and Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show. He is a chunky Ram lamb with perfect markings and particularly fine wool (he won an award in a mixed breed 'wool on the hoof' class at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show). He would make an ideal addition to a flock of females.
"New Forest Errol" Valais Blacknose Pet Lamb (Wether). Price £1,000 *SOLD*
Twins "New Forest Effie" & "New Forest Elvis" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ewe & Ram Lambs - ready to go now. Price £3,000 each *Both SOLD*
"New Forest Ernie" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ram Lamb. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
"New Forest Ethel" Valais Blacknose Breeding Quality Ewe Lamb. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
"New Forest Erin" Valais Blacknose Ewe Lamb. Price £2,300 *SOLD*
"New Forest Enzo" Castrated Valais Blacknose Ram Lamb (wether). Price £1,000 *SOLD*
"New Forest Barry" Valais Blacknose Ram Lamb - as seen on TV! Price £3,000 *SOLD*
"New Forest Ezra" Valais Blacknose Ram Lamb. Price £3,000 *SOLD*
Adopt a Valais Blacknose Sheep
Alternatively, if you’re unable to buy a Valais Blacknose sheep at the moment, why not adopt one*? Valais Blacknose lamb adoptions also make great gifts, as you’ll receive your own personalised adoption pack, telling you all about your lamb, along with regular updates, surprises and photos throughout the year. You'll also receive little felted Valais Blacknose sheep at the start of your adoption!
Visit our Valais Blacknose Store to find more information and to make an adoption.
Alternatively, you can always buy one of our felted Valais Blacknose sheep or lambs from our Valais Blacknose Store!
*Adopted sheep remain the property of New Forest Valais Blacknose – the adopter does not own the sheep.