Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spring loaded lambs

One of my favorite things about having a pasture full of lambs is watching the lamb races every evening. I think the object of the game is to try to see who can jump the highest while contorting themselves into various positions.

I have been trying to get current photos (I say current because these little guys change by the moment) of the lambs to post. It is so difficult to get a good photo of them standing still since they are either doing their aerobatic routine or sleeping soundly cuddled with their twin.

I do actually have names for them now. We went with names of Celtic origin this year. Here are some of the lambs that I was able to capture a photo of.
Crosswinds Dillon (Thistle Keep Teleus Longtail X Sommarang Effrem)
Dillon is an absolutely gorgeous black ram lamb. He has awesome square conformation, a tiny, fluke tail, and has wonderful soft, soft, soft, crimpy fleece from neck to breech. I might have to take him to the Jefferson show if I don't have him sold by then ;).

Crosswinds Duncan ( Sheepy Hollow Red Trillium x Sommarang Effrem)
Another really great ram lamb. Dark moorit, krunet with great conformation, soft, crimpy fleece and a tiny fluke tail.

Crosswinds Fiona (Sommarang Edrea x Sommarang Effrem) Princess Fiona will be staying here. Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.
Crosswinds Briannah (Sheepy Hollow Red Trillium x Sommarang Effrem)

Pretty ewe lamb with wonderful conformation, fleece and tail. Briannah will be for sale. It has been really tough to decide which of the lambs to keep this year, especially the ewes. I have 3 ewe lambs that are very similar to each other as far as color, conformation and fleece type. So I have been spending a lot of time considering what genetics I want to keep and continue here, and which I am willing to part mind changes as quickly as the lambs do. The longer I look at each one, I see some new quality that I hadn't noticed before and then I have to reconsider my decisions. I will try to add more photos tomorrow of the lambs that I couldn't photograph today (if they will stand still).


Kristin said...

Those are awesome.

Nancy K. said...

Wonderful Lamb in flight photos!! ;-)

I loved the newspaper clippings too...

Kara said...

Hi Connie,
Thanks for your welcome on my blog. I know, I have been reading them for a little bit but never contributed. Decided to take the plunge, now that I have lamb pictures! Love your photos. I have color questions for you since I see you have a few Katmoget babies. My ram is Katmoget. Most of his babies were too. Is that pattern recessive, could his solid babies carry that gene and in turn have a katmoget lamb? Thanks, this genetics thing is new to me!

Kara said...

Thanks Corinne,

I realized I read your name wrong, I am so sorry.

Crosswinds Farm said...

LOL! That's okay Kara,it's not like you are the first person that's done that!

Michelle said...

Corinne, GREAT action shots!!!

Anonymous said...

Mums, you might want to consider relocating the link to your other site...I didn't realize you had another site until today.

Crosswinds Farm said...

Thanks Michelle :)
Justin, I added a link just for you.

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