The current flock of 30 home-bred ewes is based on the Oakeast flock of pedigree British Milksheep.
The Oakeast flock of British Milksheep was established in 1986 from a bought-in flock of 70 British Milksheep ewes. Using pedigree British Milksheep rams the best ewe lambs were kept each year until a core flock of some 45 pedigree ewes was established. Suffolk, Dorset Down and more recently Southdown rams were then used to produce good cross bred lambs.
The best of these cross bred ewe lambs were kept each year. They have inherited the high lambing percentages and good milk production of their British Milksheep mothers and can easily rear triplets.