The 7th National Bluefaced Leicester show has been set for June 22, 23 & 24th, 2018. The venue will be the Black sheep Gathering on the Linn County fairgrounds in Albany Oregon. More information will be posted as details emerge. Please set aside this date, and make plans to join us in 2018!
BLU member Meredith Myers Null of BlueLand Farm had a great weekend at the Montgomery county, MD fair. Her white ewe lamb won champion white long wool ewe and she also had reserve champion natural colored long wool ewe.Here they are with Ohio judge Sam Wiford.
Jake Moore and his sister Sage, along with their special friend Daniella, are shown with Jake’s BFL ewe Twinkle. Twinkle was Supreme Grand Champion ewe at the North Carolina State Fair in last fall.
BLU member Kat Bierkens of Oregon, writes: Terra Mia Annette, my 2016 spring lamb, took supreme grand champion ewe at the Douglas County Fair in open class. Kat’s display at the fair, featuring BFLs.
BLU member Maggie Hoffman Lloyd won open AOB wool Grand Champion ewe and ram at the Montour Delong Fair with Montour’s Prissy and Montour’s Herbie.
Just in time for the fall show season, here is a list of tips for getting your BFLs ready for the show ring.
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
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. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwicl-courtyard-columbia/ 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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*