Basils Farm has a number of resident animals in the farm including Llama’s and Babydoll Sheep. Our Llama’s are crowd favourites and stay close to the small flock of Baby Doll Sheep: “Sam”, “Shawn”, “Timmy” and “Baba”.
Animal Feeding Sessions (Pre covid-19 restrictions)
Basils Farm regularly holds Llama Feeding Sessions for children under 12 years. Sessions start in the April school holidays and are held every Thursday until December, with additional dates throughout the school holidays. Please visit our EVENTS page to see further details. Booking information will generally be available a month prior to bookings. https://basilsfarm.com.au/basils-farm-events/
Llamas are a South American relative of the camel. There are four different breeds of South American Camellids: Lama Llama, Lama Alpaca, Lama Guanaco and Lama Vicuna. Basils Farm Llamas are Lama Llamas. These sturdy animals have traditionally been used by the people of the Andes Mountains. At the farm they have an important role as guard llamas, protecting our Baby Doll sheep. Llamas are naturally aggressive towards foxes and dogs and extend this protection to their flock or companions.
For more information on Llamas visit: www.llama.asn.au
Southdown “Baby Doll” Sheep
December 2016 also saw the introduction of Baby Doll sheep: “Sam”, “Shawn”, “Timmy” and “Baba”. You will see their cute “teddy bear” faces down in the paddocks adjacent to Swan Bay. Southdown Baby Doll sheep are a small breed (40-60cm in height) originating from England. They are raised for their flavoursome, tender meat and fine fleece. They have been used in many vineyards as organic weeders and tend not to damage the fruit, so we hope to trial them amongst our vines in the future. For more information visit: minaturesheepdownunder.com.au