Luna was born a smashing little moorit/white flecket. A very striking little girl. However the tell-tale signs of Ag greying were there in the 'sugar-lips' and silvering around her eyes. I knew she was a musket and would gradually fade to a taupy white.
The transition has been beautiful to watch as each season brought a different color, before the 'final fade' set in.
Luna is a sweet little (and I do mean little--she is one of my tiniest ewes) ewe and has overcome her shyness to bravely wave her forefoot at me and accept crackers from my hand.
I thought it would be interesting for those fellow shepherd's who are interested in such things to see the progression. The first two photos were at a few hours old and a couple of weeks.
Willow and Luna, at about two months.
Luna in all her spun silver and gold glory--about 5 months.
Next shows Luna (check out that cute whiskery face!) after the removel of her lamb's fleece and a picture of the fleece itself after being skirted. This fleece is extremely soft. I'm very happy with it.
These last two photos show (not very well I'm afraid) a sampling of three different colors of fleeces from the yearlings. On the left is Luna's musket, in the middle is Selena's Moorit (?--this fleece has steely grey cast in it--there is not color break, but just an overall grey--the pictures do not show well--any ideas??), and on the right is Gina's lovely darker Moorit fleece sample. Hopefully these pictures will line up well, but since there are so many, we shall see! Comments and ideas appreciated!