(Silvertine's Signature Species, "Arapawa Sheep")
Silvertine's Signature Species, We have available some of the largest Arapawa Rams in all of North America! Check out our Hunt Rams available on the side's of the screen, WE HAVE SOME MONSTERS!
CANADA'S PRIEMIER EXOTIC RAMS
Arapawa Ram: The Arapawa Sheep is a breed of feral sheep found primarily on Arapaoa Island in New Zealand, where they have probably been isolated since they were introduced in 1867 by Whalers as a food source.
Since that time they have been re-introduced to many other areas of New Zealand and North America. Although there are many theories of how the sheep arrived, it is generally accepted that they are descendents of Merino strains. The New Zealand Rare Breeds Conservation Society classifies this breed as "rare".
This breed is now being raised primarily for wool . Arapawas are not large sheep, being rather lean and light-boned weighing in at near 250 lbs and having beautiful sweeping argali style horns that can reach 40 inches plus in length.
Their most common coloring is black, but because they are descendants of Domestic Sheep, Arapawas may often have white points, and on very rare occasions be pure white. The most strikingly color are those which are spotted faces with white over the whole body, and which are often referred to as 'cocktail' Arapawas.
About Arapawa Ram Meat . . .
All breeds of wool sheep yield lean meat with that “mutton” flavor because of the Lanolin in their hair. With proper preparation and or seasoning, or use in sausage you will hardly notice it. The older trophy rams like these have the strongest flavor. The meat itself is much leaner than domestic market sheep, and has a brighter red color.
PLEASE NOTE: All exotics must be "pre-ordered" before the guest arrives, and the hunt booked for that specific species. All species of exotics will be of exceptional trophy class, scoring well in the SCI Record Books. Please contact me so we can discuss what your expectations are and what I can deliver. Meat only animals will not be of trophy class, and the price will reflect this.