our little flock's CODE OF ETHICS
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To be familiar with and knowledgeable of the standard for the sheep which I choose to breed, including proper coat, color, conformation, and temperament, and to use that standard as a goal in striving to improve the variety with every breeding.
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To provide for each animal in my care an environment which meets their physical, emotional, and psychological needs. This includes adequate living conditions, correct nutrition, proper bedding, and needed health care.
O To promote and encourage responsible animal ownership.
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To begin and further a study which increases my knowledge of the science of breeding Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep.
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To maintain an interest in all animals which I sell and help to find resources for the families of an our little flock animal which is no longer wanted.
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To only breed my Babydoll Sheep once they are sexually mature  and have demonstrated exceptional behaviour, excellent temperment, and correct conformation.
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To only breed my animals when there is enough expressed and committed interest, by way of deposits.
O To promote and encourage responsible animal ownership.
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To strengthen the genetics of the breed by investing in quality replacement breeding stock, avoid line-breeding when possible, and offer unrelated breeding stock when possible.
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To maintain an interest in all animals which I sell and help to find resources for families of an our little flock animal which is no longer wanted.
O To not sell or otherwise place lambs under the age of 8 weeks old.
O To conciously seek the best possible homes for animals which I place or sell.
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To sell only healthy animals who are sound in temperament and which have been treated for possible parasites.
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To stand behind the condition and quality of all animals as represented at the time of sale.
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To be sure the buyer is fully informed when selling an animal which has a known defect, health, or other physical condition or serious deviation from the standard.
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To never knowingly sell a pregnant animal without fully disclosing the fact to the buyer.
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To take responsibility for any offspring produced by an animal which was unknowingly pregnant when sold.
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To help to find a home for any animal whose placement is not successful.
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To provide to a purchaser full instructions on feeding, housing, and general care.
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To provide the new owner with ongoing support and assistance with problems that may arise.
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As rare sheep breeders, our little flock does more than just produce animals. With us lies the responsibility of producing an animal which is not only beautifully colored and pleasing to look at, but more importantly one that is healthy and makes a wonderful pet. Inspired by the British Columbia Purebred Dog Breeders Associations Code Of Ethics, I used their wisdom as a standard to achieve and maintain for my Code of Ethics. 

I recognize that as a breeder I have a responsibility to protect and preserve Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep, and to ensure the welfare for the animals I sell, produce, breed, and own.  I therefore subscribe to the following Code of Ethics.

General Ethics:
Breeding Ethics:
Selling Ethics: