Our tranquil environment has been an asset to our family and to our
numerous exotic pets. We start with one pet in a particular species add
another and before we know it we have several, much loved, pets. Since
we are unable to keep all of their offspring we offer them for sale. Our
heartfelt love and nurturing creates friendly ,top quality, stock. We take
great pride in placing them in the care of individuals who will appreciate
them as much as we do.
At Rhineland Acres Farm we have been breeding peafowl for over forty
years. We began with the common India Blues in the 60's added Black
Shoulder, Spaulding, and White in the 70's, worked extensively with
Cameos during the 80's, and continued with adding many of the new
color combinations: Pied,Charcoal, Bronze, Purple and Greens in the
90's. We continue to have all of these varieties available.
Our exotic dove collection expands each year and includes species from
all over the world. Many color phases of Diamond Dove, Ring Neck ,
Bleeding Heart,Golden Heart, Palm, Cape,Turtle ,Tambourine,
Australian Crested, and African Triangle Spot, can be found in
extensive outdoor aviaries.
A variety of Bantam chickens, fancy pigeons, ornamental wild waterfowl,
and Japanies Koi fish also make their home on our farm.
The Painted Desert Sheep flock joined the farm ; we have the first
registered flock in New England. Painted Desert sheep are a low
maintenance hair sheep. Not goats or goat crosses.Beautifly splashed
with white, black, and red random markings . Their short wool sheds out
in the spring leaving them slick with a goat-like appearance. They are
highly resistant to parasites and require almost little hoof maintenance.
Lambing can occur twice a year and easy multiple births are common.
The sheep love to eat grasses, weeds and even spruces; they can clear any
terrain with ease and are completly hardy to Northern climates. They are
also considered a trophy sheep as the rams sport large curled horns. The
ewes usually weigh aproximately 75lbs and rams 125lbs-this can vary.
These sheep make wonderful and interesting docile pets.
Dharma, Sadie and Halle are our German Shorthaired Pointer dogs;
they are sensational pets, guardians and hunters.They are loving,
gentle, highly intelligent, dogs with outstanding AKC bloodlines. Great
hunters with the gentle temperaments make them the perfect
companion. We occasionally offer a litter of pups from these beauties.
We encourage visiting our farm so you can see the stock and learn of
their requirements. We are happy to spend time discussing their
individual needs as they are exotics. Specialized foods , shelters and
attention will ensure their comfort and survival If you are unable to
visit we are happy to answer any questions via email or phone. Shipping
of our birds is possible. Sorry, we are unable to ship livestock , Koi or
puppies; however, we can recommend transportation.
Rhineland Acres Farm