Saturday, February 21, 2009

Like Mother, Like SON???

This is Zaria's handsome son (by Sheltering Pines Crescent Moon),
"BLUFF COUNTRY BLING"

I think it's apparent that Zaria's modified genetics have transformed Moon's lovely moorit fleece into an exquisite MIOGET (soft, golden) fleece on their son!

And just Look At This Fleece...
;-)

Bling's dam, Zaria, does carry the "half-polled" gene (from her sire, Sheepy Hollow Zorro) and as a young lamb, I thought Bling might possibly be half-polled, as his horns were quite small and slow growing. However,

His horns have shown a remarkable growth spurt and are decidedly wider at the base now than they were last fall. I'm quite sure he will have lovely, wide sweeping horns. (but for those of you interested in breeding for polled rams, he might still be of value to your breeding goals....)

DREAM says....
"
"Yup. He's a real cutie!"


Thank you for sharing that, Dreamer. We All value your opinion VERY highly!



10 comments:

  1. I don't know the first thing about sheep or fleece but I just love coming here and seeing and hearing about yours Nancy. So gorgeous, love the colors.

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  2. I don't know the first thing about sheep or fleece but I just love coming here and seeing and hearing about yours Nancy. So gorgeous, love the colors.

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  3. Thanks, Joanna! I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your wonderful animals as well...

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  4. Dream is Right On!

    He is one handsome boy. And his fiber is making me salivate! Gorgeous!

    Wow!

    ~Lisa

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  5. That's right, Dreamer, your opinion is paramount! Has the president called yet? I'm sure you could give him a pointer or two... ;)

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  6. Very handsome boy - nice, nice horns, and what a pretty color of fleece - T.

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  7. Dreamer, didn't your Mom tell you not to speak with your mouth full?! But yes, I agree, he is definitely a cutie!

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  8. Wow. I love the color of that fleece. Kind of caramel-y. Just beautiful!

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  9. Anonymous11:10 PM

    Oh he looks really good Nancy!! I'm drooling. Becca

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  10. Terry8:38 PM

    Hi Dream,

    Be careful about talking with your mouth full on the blog. It still sounds wise, of course, but not quite AS ;>) wise. Love you anyway, and Bling, too!

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