Lone Star Ramsey

d.o.b.:  06-28-18

Codon 171: QR

Sire:  Lone Star Turk

Dam:  Lone Star Elvira

Lone Star Chip

d.o.b.:  April 7, 2013

Codon 171:  QR

Sire:  Lone Star Gideon

Dam:  Lone Star Rebecca 

Lone Star Engine No. 9

Sire:    Lone Star Reuben

Dam:   Lone Star DressToThe 9's

d.o.b.  09-16-17

Lone Star Reuben

d.o.b.:  October 14, 2015

Codon 171:  RR

Sire:  Lone Star Otis

Dam:  Lone Star Heidi

I believe as you peruse the photos above, you will begin to see some consistency in what we are producing here at Lone Star, even though there were different sires and/or dams used to produce each of these rams.  That quality is present because we are choosing certain traits to keep and we are eliminating others that we don't want.  You should be able to do the same thing in your own flock as you begin to recognize the intricate rhythms of inbreeding, line breeding, and out crossing. 

Lone Star Night Train

d.o.b.:  November 16, 2012

Codon 171:  QR

Sire:  Old Forge Farm Samos II

Dam:  Lone Star Houlihan

Lone Star Turk

d.o.b.:  October 8, 2016

Codon 171:  RR

Sire:  Lone Star Otis

Dam:  Lone Star DressToThe 9's

Rams At Lone Star Farm

Rams chosen for breeding stock have to meet our strict requirements just to be a sire here at Lone Star Farm.  Each ram must possess first and foremost a non-aggressive attitude toward humans. We know that temperament is inherited in the same manner as physical traits.  How can you enjoy your flock when you must constantly watch your back as you go about the business of caring for them, just because a ram is present?  At Lone Star Farm, a ram that has a bad temperament is not bred, he is put into little white freezer packages.  Every ram that we use for breeding has a good temperament.  He passes it on to his lambs, along with the protective instincts he needs to guard his group of ewes, when and if they are ever threatened by predators, not by the presence of their shepherd who feeds them.

The picture at the top of the page is a photo of my husband, Mike, sharing a graham cracker with a livestock guardian dog.  You will notice that Mike is standing with his back to eight rams.  These rams, who range in age from eighteen months to four and a half years, all know that they are not allowed to touch either one of us, though they are very curious about what is going on in their pasture.  Mike has nothing in his hands to defend himself, except a graham cracker.  How many of you know of rams that are gentle enough that you would be willing to turn your back on them in a wide open pasture?  Many of our clients, who have visited our farm and been in that position, can attest that these are gentle rams.  Only after we are convinced a ram has a good temperament, do we begin evaluating his physical characteristics.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, take a look at a few of the rams we have chosen to represent our farm.

Lone Star Micah

d.o.b.:  09-14-17

Codon 171:  QR

Sire:  Lone Star Chip

Dam:  Lone Star Olga

Ram Photos

We keep a powerhouse of rams on board

Lone Star Otis is a combination of another bloodline we like to incorporate into our flock. Lone Star Gideon paired with Bellwether Hillary has produced some outstanding animals for us each and every time we have bred in that direction.



Lone Star Farm  / Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

The next few pictures are the yearling rams that we think possess the qualities to make the cut. Each one has an excellent head, no scurs, good conformation, good color and markings, and good temperament.  No white, no wattles, guaranteed fertile or they will be replaced.

Lone Star Night Train is another combination of Lone Star and Old Forge Farm out of Maryland. Night Train has produced some exceptional lambs for us as well as a few for Danny Williams and son, Gage, of Trinity Valley Blackbellies.  He was used extensively during our spring 2016 breeding season.  We had beautiful lambs in October 2016 out of Night Train.


The following photo is a youngster from our Fall 2016 lambing.  We think he is showing a lot of potential. Right now, he has four ram lambs and a ewe lamb that look exactly like him.

Below are a couple of the ram lambs that we plan to hold onto for a time to see if they will make the grade to become flock sires.  



Lone Star Otis

d.o.b.:  August 27, 2012

Codon 171:  QR

Sire:  Lone Star Gideon

Dam:  Bellwether Hillary

Lone Star Raisin' Kane

d.o.b.:  06-24-18

Codon 171:  QR

Sire:  Lone Star Turk

Dam:  Lone Star Deluxe

Lone Star Chip is another ram that has matured nicely and we have decided he will make the cut.  We used Chip for the first time this Spring 2017 breeding season.  He produced well and gave us several ram lambs that are "chips off the old block". However, we are most pleased with the ewes he produced with his conformation qualities and his rich black distinctive markings.  He has definitely proven himself as a flock sire.