Stonefield breeds and sells heritage Navajo-Churro sheep and cross-bred meat sheep. Some Churro lambs are born in December because Churros are more aseasonal breeders. The remaining lambs are born February through early April.
Navajo-Churros are a threatened land race worthy of preservation for beautiful wool, meat flavor and Southwestern adaptability. Churros may bear 2 or more horns or may be polled.
The N-CSA has identified at least 17 genetic colors and patterns with six additional markings possible. Recessive multiple horned sheep occur in addition to the 2-horned and polled.
Wool color may change with age and sun exposure. Navajo-Churro wool is divided into 15 shades of white, brown, gray and black. The wool is strong and double-coated: the coarse outer coat can be 6-12 inches long. Navajo-Churro wool is used in rugs, guitar and chinch straps, bags, vests and crafts.
Lambs may be certified as to parents, but not yet registered.
Kyanite, Black Badger-faced Ram, Fused Horns; light blue undercoat
Espresso Black Ewe, 2-horned
Starfish (4-horned ram) and his mother Polymnia (polled ewe)
Naturally raised lamb and resilient sheep from the Highlands of Northern New Mexico
© Bart Ellison 2017