Thanks for all of your kind words, everyone. Before I bring down the
Blackbelly Listerv next weekend, I wanted to point you to an
alternative resource for blackbelly sheep people. Those of you who
use Facebook can follow the Blackbelly Sheep group at
It has 264 members and, like the Blackbelly Listserv, is open to all
blackbelly breeders irrespective of breed or any affiliation with a
registry or association. There are many active contributors from all
over the world, and it is a good place to go to get questions
answered, share experiences, and upload pics of your beautiful sheep.
I'm sorry that there really isn't another email-based group for
blackbelly sheep, so if you don't use Facebook, you are pretty much
out of luck as far as I know. Feel free to post alternatives that you
are aware of to this Blackbelly Listserv before next weekend.
Happy shepherding, everyone!
At 05:19 PM 9/20/2017, you wrote:
Dear Listserv members,
The Blackbelly Listserv was first created in 2001, and it has served
a vital role in helping stabilize both the Barbados Blackbelly and
American Blackbelly sheep breeds. It has provided a meeting place
for a friendly community of breeders to discuss problems, answer
questions, and generally provide support to each other.
Messages have decreased considerably during the last two years,
largely due to newer social media tools such as Facebook that can
better serve member needs. This is as it should be---after all, this
Listserv was born because in 2001 the only resource available to
breeders was a clunky bulletin board.
It is time to move on, so I will be shutting the Blackbelly Listserv
down on October 1, 2017. You will always be able to search the
group's archives at
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