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.
2016 National BFL Sheep Show Champions
Blue Faced Leicester – White
Ram – Brenda Lelli – Yearling
Ewe – Ellora Chapin – Yearling
Best Fleece – Ellora Chapin – Yearling Ewe
Premier Exhibitor – Ellora Chapin
Blue Faced Leicester – Black
Ram – Margaret VanCamp – Jr. Ram Lamb
Ewe – Margaret VanCamp – Yearling Ewe
Best Fleece – Margaret VanCamp – Yearling Ewe
Premier Exhibitor – Margaret VanCamp
A complete list of the show placings is attached.
2016 BFL National Show Standings
The official results of the fleece and skein competitions will be posted when received. Photos of the show will be posted when they become available.
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.
The BLU National Show Committee is now taking proposals for the 2014 National Bluefaced Leicester Show venue. The deadline to make proposals is JANUARY 1, 2016. Here is the new proposal form. If you are interested, please fill it out and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will also find the proposal form under ABOUT BLU on the main navigational menu on our website. Click on NATIONAL SHOW INFO to find the PDF.
Debbie Schwab Knelly’s family had a great experience at their community fair this past week.
Griffin and his BFL, Wicket, took Champion Ewe for the “all other wool breed” division of breeding sheep in a class of 10 ewes, most of which were BFLs.
And sister, Machaella, won Junior Showman! Her ewe, Lacey, was a bit of a brat but she handled it, kept a smile on and showed her sheep. The judge recognized the effort and rewarded her for it.
Shown at the All American Junior Sheep Show, held in west Springfield, MA this year are Iris LaRochelle and Ellora Chapin. Iris placed 5th with Stillmeadow 103 Quince and Ellora placed 4th with Stillmeadow 91 Maybelline. Both lambs were in the Feb natural colored ewe lamb class. Ellora is the granddaughter of long time BLU member, Joan Chapin of Stillmeadow BFLs.
BLU member Kyle McCleary of Rock Jim Farm reports a win at the Mason Dixon Fair in Delta PA
Had a great weekend at the Mason Dixon Fair with my Bluefaced Leicester’s. We went home with a champion ram lamb as well as champion and reserve champion ewe lambs. (ram is still for sale;) ) I’m really proud of my lambs this year.
Fun fact: the newborn picture of the natural colored ram lamb posted on the BLU page a few months ago(March 3 entry) is the same natural colored ram in this picture.
Champion BFL ram
Champion and reserve champion ewes
Be sure to read the attached file and enjoy all the photos from the Black Sheep Gathering! 2015 bsg report (2)