Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The last hold-outs.

It has been almost a week since the last lambs were born, so while there is a lull in the action, I thought I would show you which girls still have yet to lamb.

Crosswinds Halley. Halley looks to have twins in there. She is bred to Firth of Fifth Avyt. The lambs will be brown based.
 Hopefully, I will get at least one gulmoget, but we shall see. Avyt is spotted and Halley may carry spots.

My black-based gulmoget, Crosswinds Ashumet. Ash is also bred to Avyt and she carries spots.

Crosswinds Natale Holly, my fawn katmoget, is bred to a spotted ram. I don't know yet if Holly carries spots.

Crosswinds Menemsha. Pretty mioget girl, also bred to a spotted ram. Menemsha carries spots.

Luna (Crosswinds Lunar Eclipse) is bred to Firth of Fifth Avyt. I am hoping for some babies with wild spotting, wonderful fleece and conformation like Luna....a girl can dream, can't she? She was the only ewe that I could catch a picture of while she wasn't eating. Luna should be the very last ewe to lamb...I know that because the morning that the rent-a-ram was going home I witnessed a romantic interlude between them. For some reason, she looks exceedingly long in this photo...not sure why.
I wanted to show a few more pictures of Lovey's boys. I didn't really notice how nice they were until I was out taking pictures today. Sometimes the flashy, spotted lambs catch all the attention and the solid lambs get overlooked.
Both of these boys have nice fleece and great conformation, and carry spots. Their sire is a half-poll, so I am not yet sure of their horn genetics.

This guy is really dark brown.
 And square.

 Lighter moorit rammy also has nice square conformation, although I couldn't get a good picture of him standing.

              As I said, sometimes it's easy to get distracted by my spotty.........................................................

.....Ohhh, look! Shiny! A Spotted lamb...awwwwww!
Now, what was I saying?


Kelly said...

Those moorit boys ARE nice. I hope the one little guy keeps that deep moorit color.

Spinners End Farm said...

I love that dark moorit boy too!!! Who am I kidding...they are all cute.

Shula said...

The moorit boys do look lovely. Congratulations on your wonderful lambs.

Judy T said...

Oh, they are ALL lovely! But, yes, I can see getting easliy distracted by spots. I know I would.

The Little Red Hen said...

I feel a bit repetitive but they are beautiful!

Mom L said...

Since my only experience with sheep is through your blog and others like it, I will unashamedly say I love the bright, flashy, spotted lambs! But I love seeing them all romp together.

Nancy in Iowa

Anonymous said...

LOL, have you been reading Sluggy? You reminded me of Kiki for a moment there... (If you have no clue what I'm talking about, it's just a online comic that my brother reads.)

Nancy K. said...


(full horns)

Come on, Luna!

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