Misty Acres Farm and Kennel

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

                                               

       

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Char Luthy passed away on March 12, 2011.  To read more, click on the "What's New" tab on the left hand side of the page.  Take a moment to browse the site to see a glimpse into who she was and all that she gave.  It was her passion and love...her Kangal Dogs and livestock animals.

Her Kangal Dogs now reside at Shadow Wings Farm where they continue to work with sheep, goats, cattle and horses.  It is an honor to carry forward the torch she handed over before she passed.

     

Welcome to Misty Acres Farm & Kennel, owned and operated since 1997 by Ed & Char.  We cordially invite you to take a look around our farm.  We carry a nice selection of:  working Turkish Kangal Livestock Guardian dogs, Purebred Nubian Goats, & various natural colored fleeces from Turkish Karakul Sheep, Shetland Sheep, & Alpacas.  We also have a nice variety of Goat Milk Soaps, and offer handcrafted/woven items for sell from Char's Webs.

We are working very hard to become a self sufficient farm.  We hope to achieve our goals in the next few years.  We will continually be adding products for sale from our farm as we add new  animals and livestock.  This year we plan to add bees to our farm to help pollinate the fields and produce regional honey for our farm.  We want to do what we can to help preserve the honey bee.

We have been a Predator Friendly farm for 14 years.  We practice various management strategies and have used livestock guardian dogs for many years.  Our goal is to keep our livestock safe as well as helping to maintain the ecosystem of our area.  Kangal livestock guardian dogs offer a humane option for coexistence with carnivores. Kangals are wonderful guardians of both flock AND home.

As you take a look around the farm/kennel, many of the pages on our web site will take awhile to down load.  However, we feel it is well worth the wait to see the beautiful animals that are featured.    

We are dedicated to the preservation of rare breeds of animals and as such support the working Turkish Kangal Livestock Guardian dog, Turkish Karakul Sheep, Primitive Shetland Sheep, Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire chickens.  The Turkish Karakul Sheep are on the threatened list with  the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.  The Shetland Sheep are on the recovering list.  The Rhode Island Red's are on the Watch list and the New Hampshire's are on the recovering list.

About our planned litters of Turkish Kangal Livestock Guardian Dogs -

                                    

                                             Inca pups & Ed.  He is in heaven and so are they.   

WE'RE HAVING SUPER BOWL PUPPIES!!!

Maverick bred Lokum today in honor of Super Bowl Sunday!  We are so excited for these puppies to be born and they will make many homes happy in just a few short months.  Lokum and Maverick have built a legacy together that everyone is proud of!  From puppies at the Indianapolis Zoo to homes all over the world.

It is with confidence and excitement that Ed and I have entrusted Darlene Kelley with our Kangal Dogs and the breedings we had planned for 2011...Lokum and Maverick, Dawn and Warrior and Hediye and Warrior.  We know that her commitment to carrying on the traditions we’ve had all these years at Misty Acres Farm and Kennel will not only honor the breed but will also honor the heart and soul that Ed and I poured into everything we accomplished here. 

Feel free to contact her by email directly at shadowwingsfarm@yahoo.com or by phone at 706/633-0507 to reserve your Misty Acres Kangal puppy.  You can also view the litters she is carrying out for Ed and I at www.shadowwingsfarm.com .

 

 

 

About our primitive Turkish Karakul Sheep

                            

In this photo, both Rosie (your left) and Suri (your right are heading out to the pasture after being shorn.  It is a good photo of the fat tails.  Photo taken 4/18/08. 

Karakul's are noted for their lustrous, silky pelts of wool.  The wools have been used in coats, jackets, saddle blankets, wall hangings, hats, and even as an organic alternative to fiberglass insulation. 

 
Many of the finest Persian rugs and carpets are perfect examples of the beauty and versatility of the Karakul fleece.

Our Primitive Turkish Karakul's are from some of the rarest bloodlines in the country.  We are committed to the preservation of this threatened  breed of sheep.

About our primitive Shetland Sheep

                          

Shetland's are considered a primitive, unimproved breed. As such, although they are small and slow-growing, they maintain natural hardiness, thriftiness, easy lambing, adaptability and longevity. Shetlands have survived for centuries under harsh conditions and on a meager diet, although they do very well under less rigorous conditions. Having retained most of their primitive survival instincts, they are much easier to care for than many of today's "improved" breeds.

Our Shetlands were chosen for their excellent quality fleeces.  This was our primary focus as we selected our sheep.

Our Karakuls & Shetlands are from certified scrapies free herds and have been healthy and hardy.  They do not leave the farm nor have we had any additions to our flock. 

About our Nubian Dairy Goats

                    

We have spent much time and effort selecting our top quality Nubian Dairy Goat breeding stock from a very few breeders across the country that we consider to have some of the most beautiful and correct animals.  We are blending bloodlines in our breeding program to provide a certain look and performance that we feel with produce excellent dairy goats.

We have very nice Purebred Nubian Dairy Goats.  We are a TB free herd.  We also actively participate in the federal program for the eradication of scrapies.  We have been issued our premise ID number and tags.  All goats that are born here and leave our property will have their own tag in compliance with the Interstate Commerce rules.

Herd Health is of major importance to us.  All foundation breeding stock/new and any new additions are tested for TB, CAE, CL, Bruc, and Johne's.  We have ALWAYS maintained a negative herd.

We provide plenty of space, nice pasture, and clean living quarters for our livestock.  We are a closed herd.  We work hard to maintain healthy livestock.

All dairy stock is tested for CAE on a regular basis.  We test our milkers twice a year for CAE.  We use a lab that provides ELISA testing.  We feel this is a more accurate form of testing.

We test for CAE before breeding season and just before our bucks are drawn for straws.  We test again a month before kidding time begins.  We follow a STRICT CAE prevention program.  We pasteurize all milk for our bottle kids.

We feel it is IMPORTANT to provide you with healthy stock.  Purchasing healthy animals is a good start toward protecting your investment.

Sincerely,

Ed and Char Luthy 

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   We are members & supporters of The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.   

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It is with confidence and excitement that Ed and I have entrusted Darlene Kelley with our Kangal Dogs and the breedings we had planned for 2011...Lokum and Maverick, Dawn and Warrior and Hediye and Warrior.  We know that her commitment to carrying on the traditions we’ve had all these years at Misty Acres Farm and Kennel will not only honor the breed but will also honor the heart and soul that Ed and I poured into everything we accomplished here. 

Feel free to contact her by email directly at shadowwingsfarm@yahoo.com or by phone at 706/633-0507 to reserve your Misty Acres Kangal puppy.  Feel free to stop by her website at www.shadowwingsfarm.com .

May not copy or duplicate any information or photos from this web site for any reason without permission of the owner of this site.