There are two terrific Internet communities for blackbelly
||The Blackbelly Listserv
is an email group of more than 350 blackbelly breeders across North
America (and several foreign countries, too!). Barbados Blackbelly,
American Blackbelly, and barbado breeders are welcome. This friendly
group is generous in its support for other breeders. Ask questions,
share your sheep experience, buy, sell, talk sheep. The group's
Web site has a breeder's map, scrapbook of interesting and helpful
photos, and a full archive of the group's messages. The listserv
was created in January, 2000 and is the only active, viable email
group for blackbelly breeders on the Internet.
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of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Breeders is a group of dedicated
breeders committed to the preservation and protection of the polled
Barbados Blackbelly sheep breed in the U.S. This small group strives
to manage the remaining genetics of this rare breed collectively
by setting up starter flocks, working together to distribute animals,
and maintaining the quality attributes that makes this breed so
popular and so important to sheep husbandry. If you want to help
in this effort and are willing to agree to the terms of membership,
please let us hear from you.
||Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Association International (BBSAI) is the registry for both Barbados Blackbelly and American Blackbelly (the horned rams) sheep breeds.