It has occurred to me that I have posted about all the lambs that went to new homes, but I completely neglected to post about the lambies that are staying here, so this is a post dedicated to my "keeper" girls.
First we have Crosswinds Natale Holly (Sommarang Edrea x UTS Red Lion). Holly is a beautiful fawn katmoget (Light color on the body, darker legs, belly, chest and face). This little girl is absolutely gorgeous with amazing fleece.
Lamb photo of Holly.
Her fleece is....well........
I Know, right?
Ironically, when I showed her at Jefferson, the judge didn't like her because of her fleece...he said that it wouldn't yield as much weight as the heavier, coarser fleeced sheep....??? That is OK, I paid to hear that judge's opinion, on that day....I.......hmmm....moving on...
Next we have Crosswinds Menemsha ( Crosswinds Cassiopeia x UTS Red Lion) as a baby.
Menemsha is a lovely mioget ewe with the most buttery soft fleece.
The second picture shows the mioget coloring better...I can't wait until I can see it spun up next spring! I wish you could feel this stuff!
Crosswinds Mountain Laurel (Sommarang Dolly x Sommarang Gilroy) as a lamb.
Laurel is a very pretty girl as well with nice conformation.
Her fleece is wonderful as well. It is a bit longer staple length than the first two girls, but still very soft and crimpy. Her sire microned at 20.7 last fall, I will micron him again this spring to see what his spring micron looks like. I will be repeating this breeding, so hopefully I will have more nicely fleeced spotties in the spring : ).
Laurel is just an adorable lap sheep.
Lastly we have Crosswinds Ashumet ( Sheltering Pines Mirabile Visu x Sommarang Gilroy). I will repeat this breeding as well.
Her fleece is quite yummy as well. It is much denser than the other girls, a bit less fine (going by feel alone), but still really, really, awesome and crimpy.
So there you have it, the 2010 keeper lambs.....I can't wait to see what my 2011 lambs are going to look like......I think I am going to need more land..