History of Delco Stud
Delco stud started in the 1970”s at Gulgong, the name came from our horse stud. Terri (then O’rourke) was on the interim committee that started the Black & Coloured Sheep Ass of NSW.
Due to Terri’s love of the Border Leicester, she spent the next ten years breeding up to a pure line of Border Leicesters, with the purchase of a pure bred coloured ram from Jennifer Fabian, then at Kellyville and putting him over white borders and first cross ewes.
The property was sold by Ron and Terri Barrell in 1992, and they dropped out of the coloured sheep. Terri still maintained her love of sheep as officer in charge of the sheep research unit Uni NSW at little bay from 1981, till 1997.
In 2003 Ron and Terri where ready for a life change and sold the family home at Heathcote and bought a few acres at Bargo.
They were fortunate enough to purchase the last remaining stock of Susan Foresters Cotswold Pure Border Leicesters.
With careful breeding and outcrossing from white stud breeders, Delco has achieved success in the show ring, in the sale ring and with our fleece and sliver wools.
In 2006 Delco sheep were inspected for stud status and all but two ewes passed, So Delco stud has now completed the circle, the name that started as a horse stud is now a Coloured Border Leicester Sheep Stud. DELCO STUD registered no. 280