Saturday, September 18, 2010
Poor baby boys!
Or should I say: "Poor Zest!"?
It finally occurred to me that I needed to separate the ram lambs from the rest of the flock! I've never done it this late, but I've never had lambing as late as I did this year either. Since the only way I could get "Rain" (one of Zest's twins) into the paddock I was moving the boys to, was to let Zest in there ~ Zest is keeping all the baby boys company.
"Chrome" (HST), "Burdock" (black) and "Rain" (moorit) are all
Chrome and Burdock are flock sire quality but Rain should be wethered
and kept as a fiber pet (he has heavenly SOFT fleece), because his tail is too long and woolly.
Rain's twin brother "Storm Warning" is growing into his lovely tail quite nicely.
I think he would be an excellent flock sire as well!
Storm is also FOR SALE...
I have to admit, I've got a real soft spot in my heart for Storm.
He's SUCH a sweet, gentle ram lamb. I just love him.
In fact, I love Storm so much, that if he doesn't go to a breeding home, I plan on wethering him (I do not want to keep an intact ram) and keeping him for his fleece (AND his personality!).
The other boy that has totally won me over is
I think he's going to grow into a spectacular ram!
His fleece is incredible, his conformation excellent and he's a gentle, respectful ram lamb.
If he doesn't sell, I plan on using Bear on a few of my adult ewes this fall.
He's that good!
Another wonderful, breeding quality ram lamb is
one of Destiny's triplets
Which, of course, means that Burdock is
an Alice grandson!
Who would have ever guessed?
This big galoot is
He is AWESOME!
(in spite of the burrs in his fleece! I'll get them out)
If you want to breed for incredibly dense, soft, moderately crimped fleece and super conformation on HST Shetlands, you should be looking at this guy!
Chrome is for sale for $400.00
I still have one other ram lamb, who has not been separated yet.
It appears that Godiva doesn't think it's time to wean her stunning, black ram lamb!
Since he was the last lamb born and is quite a bit younger than the other boys, I'm willing to give him another week with his Mom. THEN he's going in with the boys and will be available for sale!
He really is a gorgeous, black ram lamb with just incredible, VERY black fleece.
He's out of my line that goes back to "White Diamond" and his fleece shows it!
"Gee! I'm really going to miss (cough, cough!) those
obnoxious ~ I mean sweet boys!
Is it almost time for pumpkins yet???"