The Sheep Flock 

   Sunbonnet farm is now home to registered Clun Forest sheep, thanks to Three Willows Ranch.

   In August of 2016, we imported 4 Clun Forest lambs from Oregon. These lambs will be the foundation of our registered flock, they will also be crossed with our other sheep for new genetics. Thank you Weston McClain of Three Willows Ranch for making this possible and all your help in shipping the lambs.

    We will soon be selling registered stock. We will also cross the new bloodlines with our original flock for new genetics.

   We are the only farm in the state, raising registered Clun Forest sheep.

     We raise Clun Forest sheep for wool and grazing in our fruit orchards. All of our sheep are friendly, healthy and have names by the time they are 1 year old.
   We keep a flock of about 25 ewes and 3 rams. Two of the rams we have now are registered Clun Forest. Right now we also have 8 lambs.
Most of our sheep are Clun Forest with a bit of Katahdin. We also have the new imported purebred Cluns and 3 half imported Clun ewe lambs
 
 We sell quality breeding stock, grazer/pet sheep and woolens made from our sheep's wool.

    We breed for healthy docile sheep that thrive in Hawaii's climate, have high quality spinning fleeces, are excellent mothers that raise fast growing lambs. Fleece color is also important to us.
Clun Forest are mostly raised for meat and wool, but they are also used as dairy sheep or crossed with other breeds to improve milking ability. Although are sheep are not raised for meat or milk, growth rate and milk production are important to us.

Flock History:
       We have been raising Clun Forest sheep for over 30 years. In 1985, we imported our first registered Clun Forest sheep from Oregon. We keep a closed flock for our flocks health, only bring in new sheep when we new genetics.
In 2001 we borrowed a pure bred Katahdin ram from the University of Hawaii at Hilo university farm and in 2016 we imported 4 registered Clun Forest lambs from Three Willows Ranch in Eugene, OR.

Our Clun Forest wool sheep.
      Click each number for a different photo:
           
 
     Member of the NACFA ( North American Clun Forest Association)

    Clun Forest are a multipurpose heritage breed, they have many good qualities that make them excellent wool, milk and meat sheep.
Visit the North American Clun Forest Association website for more information on Clun Forest sheep.
      Here is a list of some Clun Forest qualities
  • Fine Wool
  • Rich Milk
  • Fast Growing
  • Easy Keepers (they do well on poor grass)
  • Calm temperaments & Easy to handle
  • Adaptable to all climates    
  • Good hooves - rarely need trimming
  • Longevity (living to 16+ years)
  • Ewes all most always have twin lambs
  • Ewes rarely need help when lambing
  • Strong mothering instinct - even as yearlings                                     

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  Our Rams

WFM Brahm

 WFM Brahm    Imported Registered Purebred Clun Forest

 Date of Birth:  03/18/2016 
 Flock ID: WFM-D103 
 Registration Number: 3D-00031
 Pedigree
 Birth Type: Twin

Father: DJL Ramesses
Registration Number: 3C-00042
Birth Type: Twin

Mother: SHIBUI Lullaby
Registration Number: 2Y-00042
Birth Type: Twin


    Brahm is very handsome, large, has lovely wool, super sweet, and friendly.
WFM Stellar

  WFM Stellar     Imported Registered Purebred Clun Forest

 Date of birth: 03/09/2016 
 Flock ID: WFM-D004 
 Registration number: 3D-00032
 Pedigree
 Birth Type: Twin

Father: UTOPIA Hazelnut
Registration number: 3A-00161
Birth Type: Twin

Mother: WFM Evening Primrose
Registration number: 3A-00095
Birth Type: Twin


   Stellar has very nice wool and is very handsome.
Fudge

   Fudge

  Date of birth: 05/07/2016
  Color: Black and tan
  Birth Type: Twin

  Father: Macnut
  Birth Type: Twin

  Mother: Easter
  Birth Type: Twin
 
    Fudge has nice black wool and a good temperament.

   Our Ewes

  Registered Imported Purebred Ewes

Photo of WFM Azalea

  WFM Azalea

  Date Of birth: 03/05/2016 
  Flock ID: WFM-D107 
  Registration number: 3D-00033  
  Pedigree

Father: UTOPIA Hazelnut
Number: 3A-00161
Birth Type: Twin

Mother: SHIBUI Y02
Number: 2Y-00041
Birth Type: Twin
Photo of WFM Akala

   WFM Akala Berry

  Date of birth: 03/23/2016 
  Flock ID: WFM-D107 
  Registration number: 3D-00034
  Pedigree

Father: DJL Ramesses
Number: 3C-00042
Birth Type: Twin

 Mother: WFM Boysenberry
Number: 3A-00097
Birth Type: Twin

   Adult Ewes

    Our ewes are calm and friendly. We have 17 adult ewes, 5 are white, 4  are silver gray, 4 are brown, 1 dark gray, and 3 are black and white spotted. These ewes are mostly Clun Forest, with a tiny bit of Katahdin. They are the descendants of our original Clun Forest stock.

One of our ewes Fen. "Fen" 
  
    Mother: Sky II
    Born: November 27th 2012

    Fen has very nice large fleeces of soft white wool. Her lambs fleece weighted 3.6 pounds after it was washed, which is the biggest fleece I have weighted from 1 of our sheep.
   Fen is also very friendly, hardy and she is a good mother.

    Fen had big healthy twins on June 18th 2017.
Cocoa "Cocoa"   
  
   Mother: Blazing Star
   Born: November 22nd 2012

   Cocoa is very large and has nice fleeces of soft wool. She is also a good mother.
  Cocoa is the mother of Latte, a 2016 ewe lamb.
Blazing star "Blazing Star"    

    Mother: Socks
    Born: Feb 2010

   Blazing Star has nice soft white wool. She is a nice friendly ewe and a very good mother. Her lambs are very nice  and large.
Blazing Star is the mother of  RamZ, Cocoa and StarLight. She has also had other lambs which we sold.
One of our ewes Blueberry.
 "Blueberry"

   Mother: Easter
   Born: April 7th 2012
  
   Blueberry is a small ewe with nice silver wool.
   She is Freesia's twin sister.

Photo of Treat "Treat"         

    Mother: Taffy
    Born: July 2011

  Treat is our first brown ewe. She has very nice, soft, brown wool, which is easy to spin.
  Treat is a great mom, she has had 4 beautiful, brown lambs, 3 ewes and 1 ram.
   The ewes are Taffee, Challis & Ellis.
Forest
  "Forest"

 
Mother: Fluff
   Born: November 17th 2012

    Forest has very soft, wool that is very easy to spin and it makes very nice yarn.
     She is a very good mother and she has had 3 spotted ewe lambs and 1 black ewe lamb.
Freesia  "Freesia" 

    Mother: Easter
    Born: April 7 th 2012

    Freesia has very soft, light silver, wool, which is easy to spin and makes lovely soft yarn. She is a easy keeper and a good mother.

   Freesia had lovely big twins on June 4th 2017.

Easter   "Easter"     

  Mother: Sky II     

  Born: Easter 2011

    Easter makes large fleeces of nice silver wool and is a very good mother with lots of milk. Easter has had twins every time shes lambed.
   Easter is the mother of Fudge, our young black ram.
 
    Easter had big handsome twin rams on June 8th 2017.
Toffee 

 "Toffee"   For Sale

Father: BrownRam
Mother: Treat
Date of birth: May 1st 2014
Color: Sold brown/black
     

    Toffee is friendly and has nice, soft, brown wool like her mother. Toffee was born black and turned brown when she was a few months old, but her wool is still black at the skin.

$200.
Sun Beam   "Sunbeam"

Mother: Fancy
Father: BrownRam
Date of birth: May 1st 2014
Color: Dark gray tri.

   Sunbeam has very soft fine wool. She was born a spotted black tri, but her black spots have faded to gray.  
 She is named for Sun beam Idaho.

   Sunbeam had a huge healthy ram lamb on June 11th 2017.
Photoed at 2 years old. 
Tree
   "Tree"

Father: BrownRam
Mother: Forest
Date of birth: May 15th 2014
Color: Spotted black tri

   Tree is a very friendly young ewe with soft tri colored wool. When Tree was born her spots were black, but now they are dark brown at the tip and black at the skin. She is a good mother.

Vanilla Chip

   "Vanilla Chip"

Father: Ram14
Mother: Chocolate Chip
Date of birth: May 21st 2014
Color: True white

  Vanilla Chip has very nice white wool. She had twin rams in 2016 and she was a very good mother.
May

  "May"

Father: Ram14
Mother: Fen
Date of birth: May 24th 2014
Color: Gray and white spotted

  May has the longest wool, biggest fleeces and is the friendliest 2014 ewes. She is a good mother with a nice large udder.
  May is the mother of Spring, a 2016 ewe.

  May is named for May, Idaho.
Filaree

"Filaree"

Mother: Freesia
Father: BrownRam
Date of birth: June 31st 2015
Color: badger faced

  Friendly little ewe with very soft long wool.
 
  Filaree had a little gray ewe lamb "Dreamer", in February 2017.

Leaf

"Leaf"

 Mother: Forest
 Father: Veron
 Date of birth: February 27th 2015
 Color: Black and white spotted
 
   Leaf is the friendliest of the 2015 ewes. She has very soft long wool.

    She had a beautiful single ewe on June 13th 2017.
Challis

 "Challis"

  Mother: Treat
  Father: MacNut
  Date of birth: April 19th 2015
  Color: Black/Brown

   Challis has soft red brown wool. She is named for Challis. Idaho.

   Challis had big healthy twin rams on June 3rd 2017.
Ellis

   "Ellis"

  Mother: Treat
  Father: MacNut
  Date of birth: April 19th 2015
  Color: Black/Brown

   Her wool is longer than her sisters. She is named for Ellis, Idaho.

  2016 Yearlings Ewes


Latte

   "Latte"

 Mother: Cocoa
 Father: MacNut
 Date Of Birth: May 1st 2016
 Birth Type: Twin

  Latte has very nice wool.

Ewe

   Fen's Ewe Lamb

  Mother: Fen
  Father: MacNut
  Date Of Birth: May 9th 2016
  Birth Type: Twin

   She is very pretty and has nice white wool.

Starlight

   "Star Light"

  Mother: Blazing Star
  Father: MacNut
  Date Of Birth: May 10th 2016
  Birth Type: Single

  Star Light is a big pretty ewe with nice wool.
 
Spring

    Spring

  Mother: May
  Father: MacNut
  Date Of Birth: May 11th 2016
  Birth Type: Single

   Spring is a cute ewe with pretty brown wool.  Spring is very friendly.

Evergreen

    Evergreen

  Mother: Forest
  Father: MacNut
  Date Of Birth: May 12th 2016
  Birth Type: Single

   Evergreen has lovely soft dark brown/black wool. She is very friendly and likes eating treats from my hand.

  Our Pet Wether

Ramz Our pet whether Ramz.

  "RamZ"

   Our pet wether (neutered male)Ramz. 
We bottle feed RamZ, so he is very friendly and loves being petted. He has nice large fleeces of gray wool.
  
    RamZ was born in Jan 2012.