Miia's mom is pure white, so under her white coat, we have no idea if mom Mari has any spots goin' on...
and Miia and Matilda's dad is Osmo, who is solidly light brown -- though he had a tiny forehead spot as a baby.
Still, check out auntie Lassi, below. See the resemblance?:
Here, Em shows us the distinct line where this Finn ewe lamb's fleece went from black to steely gray. I know it looks like a brown sheep, but she's truly a sunbleached black lamb... However, if I may ask the Finn breeders to weigh in-- is she a gray lamb, then? Looks like.
Here's a Shetland lamb, LittleRedOak Candy, wearing her straw bedding. She's getting cuter as she gets older. Her mom is LRO Snap, a mostly black ewe, and WhitePine Parker, a musket, scurred ram. Candy's wild spottedness surprised us, as neither parent's spot gene is expressed very strongly.
Finally, a flock shot-- we think it is LRO Willow front and center--one of my Maple's twin ewe lambs. We have to check ear tags-- the lambs have all changed a lot in two months while we've been too busy to stay acquainted. Behind her is a black Finnsheep ewe lamb, another black going gray. Sweet girls, all.