Rabbit was born in 2007 in Mendocino County on the coast. He came to me in December of 2012 because his person could no longer keep him or his family.
It was love at first sight for me when I saw Rabbit. He is one of the most beautiful sheep I have ever seen. His horns are large and regal. He fleece is bright white which is unusual for Karakuls.
The Karakul is possibly the oldest breed of domesticated sheep. Archeological evidence indicates the existence of the Persian lambskins as early as 1400 B.C., and carvings of a distinct Karakul type have been found in ancient Babylonian temples. The wool is very strong and felts easily.
Rabbit is a very bold and friendly sheep. He will stand to be petted or scratched and even tolerates my many kisses. He loves wheat bread.
Plum Blossom Farm is unique because all of the animals have a forever home here. Unlike other sheep farms, no animals are ever sold off to slaughter when they are done being “useful”. All our critters are sweet individuals and each one is like a family member to us. Thanks so much for supporting compassionate small farms!