Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Breeding Group Number Two

Locksfield Griffen
(Minwawe Tornado x Petit Pat Gwen)
2006 Black Smirslet

Locksfield Tabitha
(Locksfield Greystoke x Locksfield Taryn)
Moorit Ewe

Locksfield Willow
Fletcher Sundance x Fletcher Limmerick)
Grey Ewe

Fairlight Blackberry Winter
(DE Marius x Locksfield Willow)
Grey Ewe

Fairlight Luna
(Minwawe Redford x Locksfield Willow)
Musket Flecket Ewe

Shandrew Rouen
(Vista Vale Chester x Smoke Ham Sashii)
Black Iset Ewe (Double Coated)

Fairlight Duckie
(Fairlight Callum x Shandrew Rouen)
Black Iset Ewe (Double coated)

Locksfield Rain
(Fletcher Stonewall x Shandrew Rouen)
Dark Grey Ewe

Fairlight Mist
(Fairlight Jeffery x Locksfield Rain)
Grey Ewe (owned by Allena)

and last but not least......

(Blue (Merino) x Gracie (Dorset)

There they finally are! Whew... I didn't have current pix of Tab and Willow so had to 'borrow' some from the website. I'm too tired to figure out why they are so small and how to fix 'em. This breeding group consists of ten sheep total. I expect most of the lambs will be black or grey, but there might be a few moorit/musket surprises since several of the girls carry moorit and Griffen should as well. I have hopes for some flash, as some of these family lines have clicked in the past. Griffen has a very nice small tail, a smaller frame, excellent horns and a nice soft intermediate fleece with very little iset, so I think he will compliment these girls nicely. Next Spring should be an interesting lambing season. Good grief... next Spring... it'll be here before we know it!


Tina T-P said...

Boy, that's going to be a lot of lambs - we'll look forward to seeing them :-) T.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Griffen is a very handsome lad -- I hope all the girls are duly impressed! Braveheart is making inroads here. Valentine is not beating up on him any more (sometimes they even eat out of the same pan!) and if I was a betting gal, I'd take odds on Rechel being bred. I'll be looking for lambs in early March!

Janna's Page said...

You all are braver than I am! I am very thankful I just have the two weathers! :)

They are a source of constant delight! :)


Allena said...

Jerome finally got with the girls today (Sunday) I will be posting pics tommorrow.

Griffin is just be sweetest boy, and he's such a cutie, everything I would want in a ram.

Jerome is also very sweet, and so far being a real gentleman. But the girls are not impressed, they keep running away like he has leprosy or something. I hope they get over this...

Kathy L. said...

Griff is beautiful! Does he know it? ;) I noticed the girls hanging around Skit's pen when they were out today. I keep telling them please not until the end of Nov., but I don't think they're listening...they only have eyes for that wooly, smelly fellow in with Colin the wether.....

True love. Or is it Ewe Love?