danville, pa, u.s.a.
Marushka Farms proudly maintains a 100-year-old farming tradition on acres of beautiful pastures that once sustained a traditional working farm and are now home to the most critically endangered sheep breed (according to the Livestock Conservancy) in the United States: CVM Romeldale.
Marie Minnich, captivated not only by their dense, crimpy fleece, a sweet disposition, but also by their endangered classification; purchased the largest flock of CVM Romeldales in 2009 from Chris Spitzer, owner of Yellow Creek Cottage in Ohio. Owing to Chris's diligent breeding practices, and Marie's dedication to preserving the breed, Marushka Farms now possesses some of the finest CVM Romeldale genetics in the country.
In addition to the CVM Romeldale flock, Marushka Farms also introduced Icelandic sheep and began a cross-breeding program with the goal of combining the best characteristics of both fleeces. The icelandic-CVM Romeldale crosses exhibit exceptional color patterns combined with a unique dual coat with a combination of crimp, fineness and length.