Saturday, May 26, 2012

Finn and Shetland lambs-- take one, or two!

I think the Finn ewe lambs have homes-- I still need to match up two that are left.  I'll post them here, so their buyers can see them:
Sukka is the brown yearling ewe who had these two black HST lambs.  I will keep the boy, on the right.  His sister, left-- not a terribly flattering pose, we've called Flower, for the skunk in Bambi-- if you see the resemblance.  She's bigger and sturdier now.  Sukka's been an excellent mom.
Maple is a lovely musket Shetland ewe who is a dear pet of mine.  Her mom was a largish, white ewe with superabundant fleece, Highland Hollows Bluebell;   her dad was a beautiful mioget ram named FirthofFifth don Telmo Bourbon.  She got his reddish brown color, which faded to cream.  Maple has a modified brown ram lamb this year.  Oh, Emily has Mikie the cat in her lap, as well as Maple.

Next, Emily wins the heart-- for the first time! Of a little black Finn ewe lamb.  Her mom, Kimi, is the gray/black ewe in the middle, while Maple still hopes to hold onto her position with Emily...

This other little Finn ewe lamb will go with a badgerface lamb (seen in the last post) to live in Missouri, with Jennifer.  I just had to show you how danged sweet she is.  Emily is petting her brown Shetland favorite, Annie, and the little ewe.
... but apparently, not enough!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last of the Spring lambs, Finn and Shetland

Will caption these soon, but here's a start:  Finnsheep, black/grey ewe is Kimi.  Her three lambs rest here.  4th sibling, Tiny Girl, went to live with a family to be raised on a bottle.   All are strong, now. 
Next photo shows the three-- all black ewe lamb, HST (head socks tails) ewe, and ram.
Kimi, finnsheep mom had quads.  One bottle baby went to live with another family.

These are Kimi's remaining lambs:  black ewe, black ewe with HST white markings, and black ram with white wisps on his crown. 

This is the sweetest little people-loving Finn ewe lamb ever.  She is out of Kora, our elder piebald ewe, and Osmo, our elder brown ram. I can't bear to sell her to a commercial flock-- she's too sweet! She has a twin ram brother, looks quite the same.
This is an amazing ram lamb out of my Stillmeadow badgerface ram (who is QR genotype for scrapie resistance) and my white ewe, Mari.  The crimpy wool outlines his body as though he's wearing a lycra suit.  Just amazing.  Nice big boy, may carry brown.

Mari's boy again, with his twin badgerface, HST sister.  This girl is spoken for.
Mari's ram lying down, Annie the Shetland's ewe lamb looks at us.  She is musket, likely, and is spoken for by a family.
Lassi the brown Finn fusses over her young rams.  She had quads;  lost a ewe lamb before I got there, and lost a ram lamb a few days later.  I regret that we missed noticing that the cute brown boy wasn't nursing well.

Lassi guarding her two brown ram lambs.  Both are big and sturdy, with lovely color.

 Nappylainen and the funniest little ram lamb (hers) ever.  He has HST spotting from his dad, and body spots from his mom, so there's a little white everywhere, but... the funniest is on his rear.  It's a big white circle, with a black dot in the middle.

Trillium, Shetland ewe, nurses her phaeomelanin-dusted boy.