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FIRSTLY
Registered stock born pre 2020 must have a metal ear tag engraved 'HEB.SS' showing individual registration number and year of birth.

All registered sheep have an A4 yellow document with UK ID tag numbers to match those on the sheep.
SECONDLY
Hebridean sheep can only be registered by the breeder and you can't breed a registered sheep from unregistered parents.

Without the documention it will always be just a little black sheep!
THIRDLY
The Hebridean Sheep Society exists to promote all the virtues of this wonderful breed.

Why not join today?

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Vault Theo

Reserve Champion (Hebridean Ram) at the Royal County of Berkshire Show (Newbury) in September 2019.

Welcome to our Vault Flock Website

Welcome to our Hebridean sheep site. We live in the Welsh Marches on the edge of a small village near the Herefordshire/Powys border, about 18 miles north of Hereford.  (Please Click on the for more information - opens a new tab)


We have been breeding Hebrideans for a number of years and have been involved in showing since 2012 - coming 1st in Show and Reserve Champion (Hebridean Ram) at Melton Mowbray.


We chose to keep Hebrideans as they are a small and hardy primitive breed and very easy to handle, especially for those starting out with sheep as their first livestock.


Over the years our flock has expanded and our freezer is always full, so we can now offer our lambs for sale, either for breeding, grass cutting or for your freezer.


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Cinderhill Titus - HSS 0776/21
Breeder - Caroline FitzGerald
Cinderhill Flock - Number 5535



Cinderhill Titus

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Flock Summary

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Cinderhill Titus bred by Caroline FitzGerald has replaced Inverlochy for the next few years. Titus was purchased at the official Hebridean Sheep Society show and sale held at Melton Mowbray in September 2022.

 

We also increased our breeding stock by an additional 3 shearling ewes and 3 ewe lambs, from the Sycamore and Cinderhill flocks.

 

In May 2022 we attended The Royal Welsh Show and came away with a 1st in the Ewe with Lambs class with Vault Snowfire, a 2nd in the Senior Ram class with Vault Apollo and 1st in the Group of 3 class.

 

We attended the Moreton in Marsh show where we were happy to take 2nd place in the ram lamb class with Vault Rupert. In 2019 we were happy to take two 1st places in Shearling Ram (Vault Theo), and Ram Lamb (Vault Thunder).

 

We attended the Royal Berkshire (Newbury Show) back in September 2019 and remember how delighted we were to win the Reserve Champion with our ram Vault Theo.

 

 

We have now sold all the 2023 ewe lambs which we intended to sell and will have 2024 lambs available from July. For more details see under Stock for Sale

 

Zoe and Ken - June 2024


 

Victor with son Theo

The Vault Flock was started in 2004 when we visited Cotswold Farm Park, the home of rare breeds.

Our flock

The Vault Flock started in 2004, when we purchased 3 ewe lambs from Cotswold Farm Park. These three Hebrideans were purchased as pets and used as lawnmowers when we lived on the Malverns.


The following year we decided to try and breed.


In November 2005 a proven ram Rye End Sebastian arrived on loan from local breeders Neil and Katie Anderson. This was the ram that started our "Vault" flock. Hebridean Sheep Society Flock No:5717


Having moved to the Lincolnshire Wolds we used Bearslair Captain and later purchased Cillimore Rhum from the York sale, who was the sire of our Vault Victor.


Stock numbers have fluctuated over the years, and in 2023 we had 22 ewes lambing. This year we have 7 ewes in lamb due to us retiring the older ewes.


Our breeding stock has been purchased over the years, privately as well as from Melton Mowbray, and includes such flock names as Carrcross, Cinderhill, Jet, Skipwith, Sturch's Barn, & Sycamore .


All our sheep are born, reared and grazed on site and on local traditional pastures covering some 8 acres.


Latest Stock News

We have a number of ram lambs born March this year for sale.

 

Ram lambs (b2023) will be available for tupping in November as well as some proven senior rams.

 

You are welcome to come and visit the flock with no obligation to buy.

 

Stock for Sale - 2024

We have been selling our lambs for a number of years to Wildlife Trusts, HSS breeders, and to those just starting out wanting good quality stock for a flock of their own or for keeping in the freezer.

 

All our stock is registered with the Hebridean Sheep Society and of course so are all our lambs.

 

Any lamb sold is fully tagged, injected and has a full set of registration documents.

 

This year our ram, Cinderhill Titus has run with 3 of our ewes and Pengrove Crivens! has tupped another 4

 

We had a good lambing in 2023 with 27 lambs born. All ewe lambs which were available in 2023 are now sold

 

A list of all our stock can be found online along with pedigrees. Click to view .

 

Zoe and Ken - June 2024

 


Ram Hire 2024/2025

We can offer you a choice from a number of quality rams - either proven rams or ram lambs which would happily tup a small or large number of ewes.

 

Hire would typically be from November to January. Booking in advance would save disappointment!

 

6 registered rams were hired out in 2023/24.

 

Click to view those hired out and those which will be available later this year for 2024/5

 




Ram Hire

In the past few years we have loaned various rams, both 2 and 4 horned, including:


Victor on loan to Stuart and Linda Jarvis of the Click-em-Wood flock. His offspring have won many rossettes at national shows over the last few years including a first at the HSS National Show in 2019 with Bluebell 2nd, now owned by Cathy Cassie.


When Victor returned he became our main ram for tupping and remained so until 2018/19.


Lisa and Steven Higginbottom from the Rhydoldog estate near Rhyader loaned Erik our 4 horned ram over winter 2014/15. They then loaned Orion to tup their flock over winter 2015/16. In 2020 they purchased 2 ram lambs from us for tupping.


In 2018 Titan, our prize winning shearling ram, was on loan to Jayne Neville in Ceredigion Wales and this year (2019/20) he was off for winter tupping in Holbeach, Lincolnshire with Helen MacDonald.He settled in so well that they chose to keep him as their main ram.


Theo - Reserve Champion at Royal County of Berkshire Show 2019 was on loan in that year to Trevor and Clare in Oxford, tupping some 12 ewes. In November 2020 he was on loan to Rhys Jenkin, starting another new flock. Tony Chambers in Bath had him for tupping from November 2021.

 

In 2019 Victor sired a new line of progeny for Ben and Gill who have the Hergest Flock in Kington, Herefordshire. In 2020 his progeny were tupped by one of Sycamore Inverlochy's registered sons - Vault Enterprise.


Adventurous!

For the more adventurous, we can supply the carcass whole, enabling you to become a home butcher! It is quite simple - click to play a YouTube HD video.  

Tried Authentic Hebridean?

The meat of the Hebridean has a unique and distinct taste. It is ideal as a roasted joint or made into casseroles and tagines. It can be purchased directly from us as boxed meat at certain times of the year. It’s not just us - Hebridean meat is in demand by top chefs and restaurateurs as it lends itself well to gourmet meals.


Our lambs are reared until they are approximately 15 months old, which we feel is the perfect age for the combination of tenderness, flavour and size. They are allowed to develop and grow slowly, giving a high quality meat, low in fat and full of taste. At this age they are classed and sold as hogget.


This slow to mature way yields a lean but very flavoursome meat with a thin covering of fat.


Slaughter is at our local private abattoir at Leintwardine where they prepare the carcass to our specific requirements. The carcass is typically 20+kg or a little more before cutting up.

 

We will have a small number of lambs available from about 1st October 2024 - feel free to contact us if interested and we can keep you advised.


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Zoe and Ken
Yonkin Farm
Kinnerton
Powys
LD8 2PF



Phone: 07796 082297



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