KARAKUL, a rare and ancient breed of sheep, originate in Central Asia where they are used for fur, meat, wool, oil and milk. Their naturally colored, long-stapled, lustrous fleeces are renown for the "persian wool" obtained from young lambs. With limited numbers of these animals in the United States, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has recognized the karakul as a conservation priority.
At RETREAT FARM our flock is being developed for lamb pelts, meats, felting and weaving wool and natural garden mulches. The amazing mothering instincts and survival capacities which carry in this breed have made this possible.