Friday, May 31, 2013

More Lamb Photos

Lambs were born in late April, and most are reserved --except for 2 Finn ewe lambs and several ram lambs in both Finn and Shetland breeds. 
Minnesota has had gray, wet skies all month, making lamb photography unpleasant.  They're growing fast now, so I'd better get old photos up and new ones, soon .
During this rainy weather, I started a new "group" on Facebook called Finnsheep in America.  Check it out if you are a Facebook time-waster, er, "fan", like me!
Remember to double-click on pictures to see them enlarged.

  This is LRO 25360 Sukka's ram lamb (twin), from my black badgerfaced Stillmeadow ram FBA no. 24898 .  Great wool, great everything. I love both of his parents.  Sukka is FBA no. 25360 .  Obviously, he carries a brown gene.  He's developing beautifully and is friendly. The Stillmeadow ram (we call Toivo) is QR (1/2 scrapie resistant) so this lamb may be, too.

Faithful, friendly Kimi-- TRP 20-- has quad lambs following everywhere.
2 boys, 2 girls, only one girl spoken for.  The lambs' dad was brown-- LRO Lanni, FBA no. 26147 .
3 of four Kimi lambs chillin'.  The ewe lamb at left is Coin, the other two are ram lambs.  All are for sale.

Little Red Oak Anthea, "Annie" the Shetland, with her brown ram and
gulmoget ewe lambs, meet Spot the Finn lamb for the first time.

Annie's lambs, brand new.  The boy is for sale and looks nice.  Sired by River Oaks Ciro.

LRO Nappylainen, Finnsheep, lets Frowsy the ewe lamb nurse. Frowsy is available.  Frowsy (twin) has funny puppy dog fur, which will later be replaced by fine, adult wool.  She had a 1/2 sister like this last year-- whose beauty was that her  wool was SO SOFT and coal black when sold at 5 months, I wished I'd kept her.  Sired by FBA no.  26148 , LRO Sulev.

We gave some stored hay to our shearer.  I thought it was fun to be up in the "attic" of this little barn.
Black Katmoget Shetland son of LittleRedOak Nina & River Oaks Ciro.  He looks
great but has small scurs, indicating one horned and one polled gene. 
Lassi, brown Finn ewe had quads, but only these two made it.  The Bling Brothers, both headed for Missouri.

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