Friday, May 27, 2011

More lambieliciousness

I realised today that it has been three weeks since my last blog post, so I guess it's time to do an update on the lambies -  they have changed so much since then.
I promised my cousin Steve that my next blog post will be about something other than my woolly I lied...that's OK, Steve's wife appreciates my sheepies. So today we are going heavy on the sheep photos. First I will show my 'keeper' ewes.
This is Luna's ewe lamb, she was the last lambie born this year. I am using a Mythology theme for names this year, so this little girl is Crosswinds Athena. She is amazing, and will be staying here.

This is Ashumet's black ewe lamb, Lucina (Lucy). I wasn't planning on keep any solid color lambs, but how could I resist this little girl, and that fleece?

Cassie's daughter, Bellona (Bella). This girl has been a show-off from day one. Pretty girl, with nice, single coated fleece.

Now, the rest of the crew...or at least some of them.
Crosswinds Thor. (sold)
 Amazing fleece. No britch wool. Fine, crimpy softy soft soft....did I mention that he is soft?
 Thor is scurred and one of his little scurs fell off the other day, so half his head is neekked.
 He is going to make some lovely lambs : ). For those non-sheepie readers, my friend Juliann has a wonderful website that explains polled/scurred/half-polled genetics if you are not familiar with the terminology.

Thor's twin brother, Apollo. ( reserved pending scur growth)
He's a fancy boy too!

Below is Loki, he has some of the nicest fleece of any of the lambs. Loki is a half-poll as well. Loki is one of Lilly's triplets so he has matured a bit slower than some of the other rams, but he is coming along nicely. At this stage, my only complaint about him is that he could use some width, but I think that might come as he matures.

The longish looking end of his tail is just baby hair, he actually has a nice tail.
OK, I guess I need to post fewer pictures of each lamb or we are never going to be done here.....

Holly's katmoget ram, Atlas, with Loki. If I can't find a nice, fine-fleeced, spotted ram to use this fall I may use Atlas on a few girls if his horns continue to look good. He would be for sale later in the fall in that case. Atlas carries spots.

Gunnar is Willow's boy. He is ag (grey) with full horns and very fine fleece. He has a tiny little tail like his dam. Gunnar carries spots. He is on hold right now, may be for sale.

Zeus is a really nice, solid-sided gulmoget boy. He looks like he will have full horns, but his sire is a half- poll so I am not sure yet. Gorgeous conformation, nice fleece. I may use him on a couple of my gully girls this fall before I sell him.....if he has full horns. He carries spots.

These are Lovey's boys, Neptune and Helios. Both of these boys will be for sale. Carry spots.

Helios looks to have full horns. His fleece and conformation are gorgeous.

Neptune is a tank. Big. Wide. Tank. Nice fleece and conformation. I am not sure if he has slow growing horns or if they are aberrant.

This little guy ( below) is Crosswinds Pegasus, I am still waiting to see what his fleece is going to do before I offer him for sale.. You may remember that he was born with very straight "dog hair". It looks like there is crimpy fleece coming in underneath-finally. I should know in a few weeks.

This is Daisy's ram lamb. He will be going to an unregistered pet flock.
OMG, I forgot I had so many sheep.....with the exception of my 'keeper girls', this blog post only included most of the ram lambs! This could take forever! Sorry, Steve, I will have to have a another separate post about the ewe lambs.
I will try to get my "for sale" page on this blog updated.
For some reason, blogger comments seem to not be working. The only way I have been able to leave comments is by using the "anonymous" button in the comment section.


Rayna said...

LOVE that gulmoget ram! He's GORGEOUS!

Karen Anne said...

Gorgeous, all of them.

Wasn't Isis a girl...

Crosswinds Farm said...

Thanks Rayna, I really hope he has full horns.

LOL, Thanks Karen Anne! I wasn't paying attention...Isis is now Pegasus!

Kelly said...

How on earth do any of us decide who's going and who's staying? Boggles the mind............that being said, I love this year's lamb crop at your place. The moorit boys are lookers, even without the chrome.

Spinners End Farm said...

Athena is rather, well, incredible! Zues was well named also- what a handsome fella. I love moorit Gullies! What a wonderful bunch of lambs.

stephen rouse said...

Corinne! Your lambs are incredible. Wow! Single coated Spotties! A real accomplishment. I hope you plan to show these in Jefferson. The Brit judges need to see these! :-)


Teresa said...

The lambs are all beautiful!

Crosswinds Farm said...

Kelly, it is really hard to decide, seems like everyone had some really nice lambs this year.

Thanks Sherry!I love the gullies I just have to make a spotted one ; ).

Thank-you Stephen, that really means a lot coming from you. You know that some of my breeding stock goes back to Sheltering Pines, so YOU have had something to do with this too ; ).

Teresa, I wish I could keep them all.

Laura said...

I LOVE your spotted keeper ewe. Who is Thor's sire?

Shula said...

Some lovely looking lambies. Artemis is also a girl, she is goddess of the hunt :) I like Athena she is very unusual, and I love her markings.

Crosswinds Farm said...

Hi Laura,
Firth of Fifth Avyt is Thor's sire.

OMG, Shula, I guess I should know my mythology a bit better! Who knew..not everything you find on the internet is true?? LOL. Artemis is now Neptune.

Juliann said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous flock! Your sheep are top-notch! You should be proud of producing such ELITE Shetlands (there, I said it) in such a short time. Good job!

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