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The Joshua Farm Team with their Champion Young Flock winner of the Shetland Breeders Cup 2012 at Black Sheep Gathering

The Joshua Farm Team with their Champion Young Flock winner of the
Shetland Breeders Cup 2012 at Black Sheep Gathering

The Joshua Farm Shetland Sheep flock is the lifework of Carol, Kurt and Joshua Albrecht who own Chaffin Family Orchards, a multi generational diversified family farm near Chico California. The Shetland Sheep provide the Albrecht’s with a creative outlet for their combined unique gifts. The family finds the wonderful personalities and energy of these small sheep to be a settling influence on their lives. The wonderful fibers produced from the sheep are a great creative outlet for everyone involved. Carol, Kurt and Joshua Albrecht have over 75 years of joint experience with sheep and animal husbandry on many levels. All of this experience coupled with their exacting standards in all areas of production has allowed them to develop a flock of sheep that is truly exceptional. They are able to evaluate the flock with a practiced eye when making decisions and advise customers on how best to proceed to maximize their success. The preservation of the Shetland Sheep breed though education of those who are interested in becoming breed stewards is very important to the Albrecht’s, this is why you will almost never find them alone at a show or event. They are always sharing their knowledge with others who want to learn. Whether you choose to purchase a sheep of your own or to own a part of history with some unique Shetland yarn or a fleece you will most certainly be pleased with the quality and ethics you find at Joshua Farm Shetland Sheep.

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