This is BLUFF COUNTRY OUTLAW.
Son of Highland Hollow Alice (yes, THAT Alice ~ dam of champions) and Sheltering Pines Crescent Moon. Outlaw is what I would expect from a cross between these two, magnificent animals.
THIS is what I would call a SPECTACULAR ram lamb. His conformation is excellent. His fleece is "to die for" ~ very soft handle, long, evenly crimped. Beginning to fade to an incredible silvery, metalic, taupish FAWN. Outlaw is NOT Ag. He's carries the modifier gene. I love his high-set neck and his powerful physique.
Outlaw has an extremely level topline, a deep, broad chest, well set shoulders and a perfectly straight rear topped off with an excellent, fluke shaped tail. Simply stunning.
Although he's not a particularly largeShetland, Outlaw does have a presence about him that makes him stand out in a crowd.
(even though he TRIES to blend in as much as possible) Not to worry ~ I'm not "barn blind". I do see that Outlaw's horns are tipping in.
I've seen Alice's boys do that in the past and they've always turned in time and been nice, wide sweeping horns. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Outlaw! I will back him with a horn guarantee. If his horns do not grow in a manner that is safe and acceptable, I will replace him with a ram lamb of equal value out of next year's lamb crop. If I didn't think that his horns WILL clear, I would hold off on offering him for sale but I really do think he'll be OK...
And I definitely believe ~ with all my heart and soul ~ that passing on his genetics is worth the "risk".
Special thanks to my beautiful "BELLAMICA"...
for stirring things up out in the pasture so that I can get photographs of the sheep actually moving and alert! She's a GREAT help!!