enrolled in the voluntary Scrapie Free Certification Program (SFCP) -
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A health tested/healthy flock. No OPP, no Johne's, no
Soremouth (orf), no CL, no hoof issues.
|I'm often asked how I make
my adorable lamb collars. I'm not sure if I am the first person
to come up with the idea; but, I've been making these since the first
year I started raising Babydolls. I would very much appreciate if
reading this and decide to copy the idea or share it; please share the
this page and give me credit. Thank you!
5/8" grosgrain ribbon
works the best
a pair of scissors
a pair of vice grips
a cord stop
|Use the ruler to measure a
piece of ribbon 18" long. This length works the best from the
time the lambs are born until they leave with their new
families at around 12-weeks old.
Cut the ends of the ribbon similar to how they are in the photo at the
|Place a cord stop in the vice grips as seen in the
photo. The vice grips allow one to make the collars without help
and keep the spring closed on the cord stop which keeps the hole you'll
be threading the ribbon through open.
|Hold the two ends of the ribbon together and fold them
lengthwise in half. This makes them easier to thread through the
Thread them through the hold.
Remove the cord stop from the vice grips.
|Sonny is showing off his collar. If you notice,
I've tied a knot underneath the cord stop. A newborn lamb
usually gets two knots. Be sure and check the collar weekly as
the lambs grow FAST. Untie the knot(s) as needed. Make the
collar bigger using the cord stop. These collars will usually
last until the lambs leave here. Sometimes I will have to make a
new, longer one for a bigger lamb.