The American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA), is the registrar for and promoter of Romney sheep in the United States and Canada. ARBA registers both white and natural colored Romneys. We welcome your visit!

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Lambing Season!

by Site Admin on March 1, 2018

Isn’t it a wonderful time of year? Lambing season! This is where all new winners start- new year, new sheep! Lambs all over are being born and already look like contenders. As someone who has been in the show ring since I was five, the traits and characteristics I look for my show flock are specific to what I hear from the judges; length of loin, consistent fleece, black points, among many others. These, I constantly check as the lambs grow. Yet, all my Romneys have the qualities I wish for them to possess; cute faces, fuzzy fleeces, and unique personalities. As a youth in this industry, I take pride in my flock. Regardless of their show ring attributes, our lambs are just that, our lambs- they are our hard work , dedication, and hours of enjoyment. Happy lambing!

Written by Cadence Higgins from CT

2018 Hudson Valley Knitters Retreat: April 19-22, 2018

by Site Admin on February 18, 2018

We have uploaded the Retreat Program and Registration Information. Download now >>>

Sign-ups are going well, but that said, there’s still plenty of room for more people. We have reserved a block of rooms in the Kings Arms unit (across the parking lot from the dining hall), in addition to all of the rooms at the Library.

Carol has designed another beautiful shawl, Gail is busy cooking up a fun felt project, and our day at Wing and A Prayer Farm will be filled with fiber fun including learning to dye with plants and meeting some cute fiber animals.

To reserve your place, just complete the registration form and send back with your deposit and first installment payment.

Can’t wait to see you in April –

Mary Jeanne Packer
802 236 0881

Gail Parrinello

Interested in the Battenkill Fibers New Mexico Fiber Arts Tour, Sept. 30 – Oct. 10, 2018? See itinerary on-line. There are only three places left on that trip.

Ewe Lamb Raffle

by Site Admin on February 18, 2018

All proceeds to sponsor Romney Jrs at the All American and NAILE. Ewe lamb donated by Little Hooves Romneys. Support our youth by selling or buying tickets. $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing to be held Sept 24th, 2018 at the North East Regional Romney Show in West Springfield, MA (BigE).

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The following results from the 2017 Southern Adirondack Romney Show are presented as a correction to the article printed in the Fall edition of the Romney Ramblings. This list includes the Champion winners in the open and junior divisions, white and natural colored.

White Show:
Champion Ram – Open: Norma Johnson-Glacy, Crazy Legs Farm
Champion Ram – Junior: Devin Lacko
Champion Ewe – Open: Carole Foster
Champion Ewe – Junior: Bekah Parent
Best White Fleece – Open: Norma Johnson-Glacy, Crazy Legs Farm
Best White Fleece – Junior: Devin Lacko
Best Head, White – Open: Carole Foster
Best Head, White – Junior: Devin Lacko

Natural Color Show:
Champion Ram – Open: Bekah Parent
Champion Ram – Junior: Bekah Parent
Champion Ewe – Open: Norma Johnson-Glacy, Crazy Legs Farm
Champion Ewe –Junior: Bekah Parent
Best NC Fleece: Bekah Parent
Best Head, NC: Emma Lacko

Placing First in the white show open division Get of Sire, Exhibitor’s Flock and Breeder’s Flock was Carole Foster. In the natural color show, Norma Johnson-Glacy, Crazy Legs Farm, took the top honors in these three classes.