Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gray Katmoget fleeces

Susan had asked about the bluish hue to the fleeces in my gray katmogets. I'm really loving the bluish tones that they have, and they are a good sell when I do not have enough gray fleeces to fill orders.

Tonight my dad and I collected 40 fleece samples that are going to be sent in to Texas A&M for micron testing. I did NOT do my yearlings this spring, so I'm doing them this fall. There are 11 that I collected from. Also 4 two year old ewes, 12 ram lambs and 13 ewe lambs. These are just small samples I'm keeping for myself :) And wanted to share!

PLEASE CLICK TO BIGGIFY to see any photos! I am in desperate need of a camera that will do the tiny crimp in the fleeces justice. Until then, you'll need to suffer along with me. I'd be happy to send samples to anyone who wants some to see.

Above is WhitePine Selah (gray katmoget ewe) out of Wintertime Jazz AI x Minwawe Sterling

This is the full sister to Selah, a yearling named WhitePine Sedalia (gray katmoget smirslet sokket ewe).

Sheltering Pines Nessebar is above here (smirslet gray katmoget ewe) out of ShelteringPines Starry Night and Sheltering Pines Morgan La Fey.

Above is WhitePine Neriah (gray katmoget smirslet ewe) out of Wintertime Blues AI(Jazz twin brother) and ShelteringPines Nirvana.

Above is WhitePine Lydia (gray katmoget ewe) out of Wintertime Jazz AI and WinterSky Layla AI

Above is WhitePine Faith (gray katmoget krunet sokket ewe) Wintertime Jazz AI x Minwawe Flopsy.

WhitePine Charity is my only gray katmoget ewe lamb with little blue hue to her fleece. Her sire is FirthofFifth Barish AI (F1 Timothy) x WhitePine Castle Rock (F2 Jericho). Her fleece is now just coming in with the smallest tiniest crimp out of any lambs this year! Lori Stephanson had the option to take her mother and I think she made a mistake by not taking her! Look at what she can produce!!

This is NOT a katmoget, but an F1 Orion ewe lamb out of Justalit'l Black Lambo (Bramble Dixen daughter). This is a fawn/light moorit ewe lamb with the awesome-est crimp!

My camera sucks so I had to hold the last two to the light to show you the awesome, tiny crimp!


susan said...

The F1 Orions boy has crimp similar to my F1 Orion Jasmine. The crimp has a slightly different curve than say my Holly lines. It has more drape I think.

I have some color coming in on my katmogets this year. Mine are all morrit based so it is a taupey color.


Rayna said...

Yup, you need a better camera! Sell a sheep, buy a camera! :)

Gail V said...

HI Garrett,
I don't know if you saw my blog comment that the TX lab upped their sample prices to $2 apiece-- be ready with the right check!

Michelle said...

The last time I sent samples to Texas A&M, they specifically asked me to NOT send a check with the samples; they prefer to send an invoice and be paid afterwards.

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