We raise registered Jacob sheep

At GLF our goal is not only to preserve this wonderful rare "Heritage" breed of sheep, but to raise
high quality stock with great fleece. We also sell raw fleece and organic, hormone free, butcher lamb meat that has great flavor!

Jacobs have long been known for their hardiness. They breed and lamb easily. They require less feed
than most other type of sheep. They make wonderful pets and are striking "yard art" as well.


History of the Jacob Sheep

The Jacob sheep is a rare breed of  small, piebald (colored with white spots), polycerate (multi-horned) sheep. Jacobs may have from two to six horns, but most commonly have two to four.The most common color is black and white, but they may also be blue and white or lilac and white in coloring. Jacobs are usually raised for their wool, meat, and hides.They are also kept as pets and ornamental animals. They provide a lean carcass with little external fat, with a high yield of meat compared to more improved breeds. Mature rams (males) weigh about 120 to 180 pounds (54 to 82 kg), while ewes (females) weigh about 80 to120 pounds. The medium-fine grade wool has a high luster, and is highly sought after by hand spinners if it is free of Kemp. The colors may be separated or blended after shearing and before spinning to produce various shades of yarn from a single fleece, from nearly white to nearly black. Tanned pelts also command high market prices. The origins of the Jacob are obscure, but it is certainly a very old breed. Piebald sheep have been described throughout history, appearing in works of art from the Far East, Middle East, and Mediterranean regions. A piebald breed of sheep probably existed in the Levant, specifically in the area that is now known as Syria, about three thousand years ago. Among the many accounts of ancient breeds of piebald sheep is the story of Jacob from the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. According to the Book of Genesis (Genesis 30:31--43), in what may be the earliest recorded attempt at selective breeding, Jacob took every speckled and spotted sheep from his father-in-law's (Leban's) flock and bred them. The Jacob is named for the Biblical figure of Jacob. The resulting breed may have accompanied the westward expansion of human civilization through Northern Africa, Sicily, Spain  and eventually England. However, it was not until the 20th century when the breed acquired the name "Jacob Sheep".

Introducing our senior ram

 Kenleigh's Raider
(Rolling Hills Joey  x  Zettles Harley)

 2008  4 horn black ram

A special thanks to Joan Gross from Mud Ranch
for allowing us to purchase this great ram!


Bottom & top photos by Joan Gross


photos of our foundation ewes

Black Oak Summer Breeze / 2011 Lilac ewe
2 horns

Black Oak Valentine / 2011 Black  ewe
2 horns

Black Oak Sandy / 2009 Black ewe
4 horns

Mud Ranch Diana 
    2013 Chocolate Lilac ewe
              4 horn              

      Honeysuckle Chewy Bite/ 2011 Black ewe
     2 horns

Mud Ranch Lori
2013 Chocolate Lilac ewe
4 horn

Black Oak Lilly / 2012 Lilac ewe
4 horns blue eyes
out of BO Summer Breeze

Black Oak Mini Moose / 2012 Black ewe
4 horns
out of BO Valentine

Black Oak Chewy Too / 2012 Black ewe
5 horns
out of BO Chewy Bite

Dolly our 1/2 Jacob meat cross ewe

Mud Ranch Julia/2012 Black ewe
2 horns

Clementine our meat cross ewe



Our junior ram

Black Oak Dodge
(Meridian Sir Arthur  x  Black Oak Mona's Magic)
 2012 4 horn lilac ram

 (photos at 7 months old)



 2014 lambs for sale
(we are retaining the ewe lambs)

GLF Sage
black wether lamb
born 2-11-14
Kenleigh's Raider x  Black Oak Lilly
4 horn

GLF Huckleberry
black ram born 2-18-14
Kenleigh's Raider x Honeysuckle Chewybite
2 horn

GLF Nettle
black wether born 2-19-14
Kenleigh's Raider x Dolly (Jacob/Dorset)

GLF Thyme
black ram born 2-21-14
Kenleigh's Raider x BO Valantine


Fun photos





Shearing time

Girls and lambs.....how fun!


We start them young!

Kids, dogs, and lambs.