Olde English Babydoll Sheep

Gadara Babydoll working sheep are bred for their appealing beauty, they are kind, calm nature and their manageable size. Our purebred ewes, wethers and rams are registered with the Babydoll Sheep Breeders Association Australia (BSBA) and/or Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association (ASSBA).

Babydolls have historical and proven use in maintaining orchards and vineyards by grazing grass and weeds around trees where it’s hard to mow. This is environmentally positive and follows the permaculture philosophy we love.

Gadara Babydoll  sheep are also bred with the temperament to work wth children and therapists trained to provide AAT as this is part of the Gadara Therapeutic Farming inclusive culture.

English sheep breeders termed the Babydoll Sheep ‘small in size but great in value’, Arguably the oldest of the English Downs Breeds, they have stood the test of time since they grazed the chalk hills  of the South Downs in Sussex, England, which has coastal plains on one side and woods on the other. These days Babydoll Breeders either stick rigidly to the original breed characteristics or adapt this for the Australian terrain and climate. Here at Gadara, we honour both in our breeding program.

Babydolls come from one of the English breeds of sheep originally called Southdowns and were the first breed of sheep to be introduced to Australia in the 1700’s. Gadara sheep guarantee a pedigree and bloodlines going back generations.

If you are interested in purchasing lambs or sheep please contact us to go on our waiting list.

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

 - Masanobu Fukuoka