N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Lamb Shots

Finally we are having a bright, warm and sunny day for a change. Lush green pastures are all the good obtained after day after gloomy day of rain. The shetland lambs are growing well and are fat and playful. I love watching them all play in the evening running up and down the field and to the top of the manure pile and back. The BFL cross lambs are tiny but very active. I am really pleased with the quality of their fleeces: tightly crimped and lusterous. I would just like a few more of them to be ewes. Speckles had her first lambs yesterday, a ram and ewe, and their fleeces are the most "shetland like".. By this I mean longer and more loose, than the other BFL crosses. Maggie, a 50/50 shetland romney cross ewe had a couple fo white BFL cross lambs. The ram has a short tail and the ewe has a long tail. They both have fuzzy coated legs and then a nice tightly crimped coat. Enjoy the pics.


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