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.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Rams Revisited

Fairlight Orion
(Locksfield Griffen x Fairlight Luna)

Remember this little guy? Well, here he is all grown up. That horn kept me guessing for quite some time, but it seems to have turned and cleared fine. Orion is a sweet little guy, but very shy. His fleece is soft, and has a longer flowing staple. Since he is a musket he has faded out quite a bit, but still retains a light oatmeal color to his fleece. This pretty little ram is now for-sale and looking for an ewe flock of his own. He has good solid bone and is on the smaller side of 'medium'. He combines spotting genetics from Locksfield, Minwawe and PetitePet and should produce some nice color when bred to spotted or spot carrying ewes. Check out my website for more details.

...or how about this one? Omen has turned out to be a pretty nice looking fellow as well. We think his horns have turned and are going to be fine. Omen will likely have a more primitive double coated fleece. He has one of the tiniest fluke tails I've seen, as well as being nicely put together. He is also a medium size ram. He has an interesting combination of Locksfield, PetitePet, Stone Ridge and Shandrew to add to your flock genetics. If interested he is also listed on my website.

Fairlight Omen
(Locksfield Griffen x Fairlight Duckie)

Thanks to Allena for taking the time to snap these photos and for boarding the boys over winter.


Star said...

Gorgeous rams, hard to choose the prettiest. I wish I could give them a home. Sadly, we don't have room. We live in an apartment and had to fight to get the cat. However, I can dream and I hope you soon find nice buyers for the pair of them.
Blessings Star

Tammy said...

Thanks Star, I don't normally raise out the rams because I don't have much room. These little guys turned out pretty nice, although I would have hoped for a wider horn spread. Most of the little rammies get wethered and head off to fiber flock homes. (and I'm sure one of them would make a nice house sheep..ha ha)