— The Openherd Team

Summer Hill Farm

We love our animals!

Doug, Brooke, and Lindsay Betz
P.O. Box 696Penn Valley, CA 95946
530-263-2637
530-263-1782
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California Red Sheep

Ewe (female)

Still lots of red!
California RedEwe (female)

I asked God a while back to help me make decisions for our farm and said I want to do this with Him. In December, I asked a lady if I could visit her California Red ranch nearby. I had met a couple a...

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The matriarch
JacobEwe (female)Black

Nana was one of the first two ewes we ever purchased in September 2005. She was pregnant with Gabe, who was born February 8th 2006. He had gorgeous markings and a larger than life personality. Nana he...

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The tomboy
JacobEwe (female)Black

Rose is the tomboy of the ewes, even giving light headbutts. Gorgeous in horn, color, and markings, Rose has produced some lovely offspring – and they usually look a lot like her! She is an awesome, a...

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Petite and pretty!
JacobEwe (female)Black2 yrs

Beautiful dark ewe with a curious but meek personality. Once sheared, she is a gorgeous blue-black!...

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Shy and mild
JacobEwe (female)Black10 yrs

Grace has a lot of beauty from both parents. Shy and mild-mannered, she is one of the most quiet ewes....

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JacobEwe (female)Black10 yrs

Hope was born a little early and with an adventurous spirit. She loved chasing chickens and constantly tried to crawl through our fence to our neighbors’. She is an amazing mother and grandmother!...

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As in the flower, not the color
JacobEwe (female)Lilac2 yrs

Bashful, but vocal! At the moment, she is easily the most talkative of any of our sheep. She loves to speak her mind!...

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She is a miracle!
JacobEwe (female)Lilac12 yrs

Miracle refused to stand and nurse when she was born. After a couple hours, we were preparing a bottle for her, but she was fading fast. We decided to go in and pray over her. The first thing she did ...

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Great mom!
JacobEwe (female)Black3 yrs

Poppy is a sweet ewe with an uncanny resemblance to her grandmother Rose. She is more shy, but a very attentive mother and a talkative personality....

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Ewe Lamb (female)

Navajo-ChurroEwe Lamb (female)Moorit

Beautiful girl whose breed has a rich history....

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Navajo-ChurroEwe Lamb (female)Apricot

A sweet apricot color....

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Wether (male)

Bashful
IcelandicWether (male)Gray

Biscuit is the nephew of Mousse. He is a beautiful misty silver gray with a heavy fleece and expressive eyes. He is gentle and bashful. I could not even convince him to lift his head for a photo ...

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What personality!
IcelandicWether (male)Moorit2 yrs

When I first researched Icelandics, the words “independent” and “aloof” frequently popped up to describe the breed… and then we bought Mousse. Mousse calls to us every chance he gets, climb...

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The star of the year!
JacobWether (male)Lilac1 yr

As the only 2018 lamb, Ben is the star of the show and he likes it! He popcorns when you speak to him and loves head rubs. He even responds sometimes when you call his name – “Benjamin Lane!” He has e...

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What a character!
JacobWether (male)Lilac3 yrs

Oh, Lord, where do we start with Zane? Enormous personality. Charm out the wazoo. Constant comic relief. Silly. Drinks out of the hose like his dad. Bouncy and has the bad habit of eating our apple t...

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Ram (male)

A unique shade of lilac!
JacobRam (male)Lilac

Apollo has a beautiful stormy violet shade of lilac fleece and amazing horns. He is the one ram we have ever trusted so completely that I would nap in a lawn chair in his pen. He is shy and gentle and...

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Those horns, though!
JacobRam (male)Lilac2 yrs

Jack has adorable butterfly antennae horns that show his heritage to both straight-horned and curved-horned Jacobs. He is another very well-mannered ram that anyone can enter the pen with. He was not,...

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Gentle giant!
RomneyRam (male)Colored4 yrs

Dan Roe was another non-breeder purchased for his massive, exceptionally fine fleece. What he lacks in testicle (he has only one), he makes up for in sweetness and a massive twelve pounds in wool...

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