Sunday, August 30, 2009

More photos and updates

Here are SOME of my ram lambs that I've weaned. Note the bright read halter on the BFL (we are halter training for Jefferson). If you notice I have several rams that will have scurs or abherant horns. the gray katmoget on the left front will have horns that go right back into his neck. Is that ok to neuter and let him grow over winter or will he still need his horns trimmed? I'm not registering him, but going to eat him. The smaller lambs are 4-6 weeks younger than the AI rams in the same photo. I have just about every color/pattern in here so if there is something you like, let me know. I could lease most of them and sell some of them if interested.
Underhill Peep, RYL Rachildas and then three BFLs (Bea, Nubia and Llanddewi) coming out of the barn and passing me to join the rest of the flock.
WhitePine Sedalia is in the back left. Notice the lambs are just about her height, but not her width. The ewe in front is Jazz x Layla. She is the most gorgeous ewe produced her but is NCWGA registerable only. Layla is F1 Orion, Jazz is F1 Jericho. The fawn katmoget ewe is a F1 Holly out of an F2 minder dam. She was a smirslet at birth but that is mostly gone now. She is one of my three F1 ewe lambs that I had this year. All are being retained.
WhitePine Kacy, my only BFL lamb of the year standing in a pose for me. Note the spotted ewe lamb in the back (whitepine Salome)
And proof that Sedalia FINALLY loves me :P Her fleece is just still so crimpy and soft. she is just amazing in every way...stucture, fleece, personality, pattern!
Black Forest Tilly with her black ewe lamb WhitePine Terah. Terah is an F3 Orion out of UnderTheSon Arapaho.

5 comments:

Juliann said...

Gorgeous sheep, as always. Sedalia is exprecially beautiful!
I wouldn't bother nuetering the cull ram, just keep trimming the tips of his horns if you can. What age are you going to process him at?
You've got nice wide horns on the vast majority of your ram lambs. Better luck than I ever had with them.

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Some really beautiful sheep, Garrett! I love the changes you made to your blog too. They look nice.

I agree with Julian, don't bother wethering the bad horns boy.

It is amazing how much Parker looks just like his dam Underhill Peep in that one photo. Parker has a nice heavy shoulder.

Good luck in Jefferson!

Carol B. said...

So glad you found your camera. Very nice sheep photos.

Nancy K. said...

I'm with the others and wouldn't bother neutering a ram lamb heading for little white packages.

I can't wait to see you (and Briony!) at Jefferson! I'll be there Friday night and hopefully Saturday night. I'm not bringing ANY sheep this year! I'll actually be taking a couple of classes for a change...

Potosi Sheep Farm said...

Those ram lambs are awesome. Wish I was going to see them in person and get Reuben at Jefferson. Have a great show.

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