The American Milksheep is a breed in development. The idea of this breed is inspired by the development of the British Milksheep, a composite breed that was eventually standardized overtime. The American MIlksheep will be a breed largely composed of the limited dairy sheep genetics in the US, the majority of which are East Friesian and Lacaune. Other wool breed genetics will also be accepted to help build the foundation for this new breed and make it a general purpose animal for those that need one. The Association will work towards developing this breed with the help of its Members. Standards have been put in place for body conformation and milk production. If these standards are followed closely, the first American Milksheep should begin to hit the ground in less than 5 years. Once the breed is established, the Association will focus on increasing length of lactation and overall milk production.