Class winners at the 2016 National Show in Maryland

These photos are supplied by BLU board member Karen Szewc. For more photos of the individual classes and exhibitors, visit our Facebook Page.

White champion and reserve champion yearling and ram lambs

White champion and reserve champion yearling and ewe lambs

Natural colored champion and reserve champion yearling and ram lambs

Natural colored champion and reserve champion yearling and ewe lambs

Updated information on the BFL National Show

The 6th Bluefaced Leceister National Show will be held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 7 & 8, 2016. The sheep show will be on Saturday, May 7th. There will be separate classes for white and natural colored, with special awards given. A list of these classes can be found under the About tab, National Show information above.

There will be special awards for the Champion BFL Fleece and Champion BFL Skein

Plans for special fiber demonstrations are also being made.

The banquet will be at the Timbuktu Restaurant, 1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD. They have a great menu, and I’m told “anything crab” is excellent!

The show committee has reserved 10 rooms with the Courtyard Columbia Hotel for the use of members attending the show events. These rooms are $89 and will be held until April 15th, so please get your reservations in asap. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO BE SURE TO GET THE REDUCED RATE!

Please have the guests in your group directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (410) 290-0002 on or before Friday, April 15, 2016, (the “Cut Off Date”) to make their sleeping room reservations. Please advise guests to identify themselves as part of the BFLS Show Room Block May2016 group staying at the Courtyard Columbia, located at 8910 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045-5805.

Complete list of sheep classes for the BFL National Show

Classes for the BFL National Show on May 7&8 during the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in Friendship, MD. The sheep show is Saturday AM. If you are interested in sponsoring a special award for one of the classes, please contact the breed secretary at

Whites and black will be shown separately, in two different shows

Individual and pair classes. Each exhibitor is allowed two entries per class (except in pair classes, where one pair equals one entry)

1. Aged ewes (over 2 years old)

2. Pair of aged ewes

3. Yearling ewes

4. Pair of yearling ewes

5. Ewe lambs

6. Pair of ewe lambs

Champion and reserve ewe *

7. Aged rams

8. Yearling rams

9. Ram lambs

10. Pair of ram lambs

Champion and reserve ram*

Group and special classes: each exhibitor allowed one entry per class.

11. Pen of three lambs / young flock (2 ewe lambs, 1 ram lamb)*

12. Get of sire (any three sheep sired by the same ram)*

13. Flock (2 ewe lambs, 2 yearling ewes, 1 ram)*

14. Best head, ram (white only)*

15. Best head, ewe (white only)*

16. Best fleece*

*sponsored award class (winners will receive an award in addition to a ribbon)