By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

'Cutest sheep in the world' residing in Potomac


September 7, 2023

Jean Pocha, Pathfinder

Marin with Kipp, a 2023 lamb she raised that is 75% Valais Blacknose.

Some of the only known Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep in Montana live in Potomac on the ranch of Marin and Brad Hall.

"I was taken with the breed when a coworker showed me their picture," Marin said. "Then my cousin and I were daydreaming about the sheep and the idea got born to develop a small flock."

Margie Chritton from Seeley Lake, Marin's cousin and business partner, thought learning about the sheep business would help her transition from New York City life to rural Montana.

Two foundation ewes were purchased in 2021 from a breeder in Iowa. Today the flock has four lambs and five older s...

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