Thursday, May 7, 2009

Maryland Sheep & Wool ~ Hall of Breeds

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival's 'Hall of Breeds' area is a favorite stop for festival goers. The purpose of the Hall of Breeds, is to highlight the diversity of breeds available here in the USA, and to provide informative and educational material about the breed.
Here is the BFLBA ~ Bluefaced Leicester breed display, along with the NAMSS ~ Mule Sheep display. The stand was kept well stocked with breed flyers, The Blue News - newsletters, BFLBA members lists & applications, as well as a handout about the upcoming Great Lakes ~ Bluefaced Leicester Show at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in September.
We rotated pairs of white and natural colored yearling rams thru the display during the course of the weekend, depending upon who was being groomed or headed for the show ring. One of the white rams was also used in Sunday's 'Parade of Breeds', and kindly handled for me by another Bluefaced Leicester exhibitor, as I was busy getting a Bluefaced Leicester yearling ewe ready to meet her new owner in the 'Youth Conservationist Program' awards ceremony.
Bluefaced Leicester Breed Display

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