Our Navajo-Churro Sheep
Navajo-Churros were the first breed that we committed to raising at Agarita Creek Farms. Thus
far we have fewer Navajo-Churros than Jacobs, mostly due to the great distances we have had to travel for Navajos.
Like our Jacobs, we run both registered and
unregistered Navajo-Churros. Unlike the Jacobs, because of a difference in registration philosophies,
we hope to be able to eventually register all of our unregistered Navajo-Churros.
We have bred most our ewes this year to Santo and Miguel. We purchased Santo from a breeder in
Missouri. He is a majestic animal with beautiful color, and we cannot wait to see his offspring. A few
of our ewes were also exposed to Miguel -- and Miguel's offspring have already began to hit the ground.
We find our Navajos to be a bit wilder than our Jacobs, and exist more or less in their natural environment,
where they thrive. We find them to be better mothers, at least so far. We hope to grow our Navajo-Churro flock to
forty or fifty in the coming years, through both breeding and acquisition.