Only registered or birth-notified Ouessant sheep may be offered for sale or hire.  

Sellers Should:

  • Include the OSS number, height and presence or absence of wattles for all sheep
  • Declare any known faults in breeding ability, conformation, temperament and ancestry.
  • Not knowingly sell line bred, or inbred, stock or related male/female pairs without declaring them as such.
  • Ensure the sheep is in good health, with all routine husbandry completed, and provide the purchaser with proper records of the sheep’s medical history and last worming and vaccination dates.
  • Provide a printed copy of the OSS Registration Certificate to accompany every sale of a registered sheep. Provide the OSS number of the sire when selling a ewe in lamb.
  • Notify as soon as possible the transfer of the sheep, and the details of the purchaser, in the online flock book or to the Registrar via email.
  • Be honest and truthful in all matters relating to the sheep being offered for sale.


Buyers Should:

  • Check the pedigree and kinship of sheep on their certificates or in the online flock book before buying.
  • Check the sheep’s conformation against the breed standard.
  • Check the health and condition of the sheep, as best you are able.
  • Ensure that each sheep is accompanied by a hard copy of its registration certificate, and that you receive details of its medical history.
  • Physically check the ear tag number of each sheep against the number recorded on the registration certificate and movement documentation.
  • Ensure that all sheep bought are transferred to your ownership in the OSS Flock Book.