Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Meet the ewe - Black Forest Tilly

Black Forest Tilly - S27171

Black Gulmoget, 44% UK, twin born 4-6-08

AtAa, BBB?, SSS?

Below is Tilly, shown a few weeks after being shorn (and with her ewe lamb cropped out of the photo). She is just a yearling, so has a bit of growing up to do. She is exquisitely refined, while still being around 70 pounds at last weigh in (2 weeks ago). I like everything about this girl structure wise and I think she has breed type (at least what I think is breed type). She has just a slight amount of side dusting which is what I prefer (less, not more).

Below is Tilly freshly shorn with her day old baby girl Terah. If you biggify you might be able to see her lovely crimp as a lamb. She micron tested wonderfully as well, thanks to her momma :)

I've decided after all to breed Tilly to AI this fall. I'm leaning towards Heights Orion and hoping for moorit gulmoget ewe lambs. Wait. I wished for that this year and got a black ewe lamb ;) Fingers crossed......

Her histogram for this year has yet to be delivered to my mail box. It will be put here once I receive them and can scan them in. Here is her 2008 lamb micron.


She DID come down nicely this year. AFD 22.8, SD 5.7, CV 25.1, CF 87.4%

4 comments:

Donna said...

Okay Garrett...are you holding out on me? I would be totally interested in a DARK gul ewe!!!!! Any way to be put on a waiting list or what??

Donna said...

Me again...Tilly is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!!! She is exquisite! Just beautiful....

Kara said...

If Tilly has a ram lamb with Orion, I'd be interested. I really am drawn to the Orion rams from this year.

Donna said...

Are you keeping her offspring?
OK...lets put it this way....could there be a ewe available....if she has twins??? :-) Iam VERY interested in this breeding and/or Redbud!!

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