Freddy’s Rhubarb x Finch Hill Stargazer
Grey Gulmoget & Katmoget
One of our first lambs this season, and he really came in like a force of nature. Ramone has a beautifully crimpy light emsket fleece. He is both katmoget and gulmoget, and has petite little horns to match his tiny tail. I plan to retain this big boy for his fleece and pattern, and maybe lease him out to stud someday!
Freddy’s Tiramisu x Finch Hill Stargazer
I cannot express how much I adore this girl. She is absolutely stunning, and has such a spunk to her it’s contagious. As of August she even showed me something completely new, a spot so symetrical you’d think it was man made. I need to take a photo for proof! I will be holding onto this ewe forever and ever and ever. <3
Both her parents carry katmoget, and her father caries gulmoget, so she is likely one of the above under that giant white spot. Yes that's a spot. I'm calling her white since it covers most of her body.
Freddy’s Marmalade x Olive Branch Agave
Jelly & Jam
These twins are just about identical in pattern, but not in personality. Jelly sticks to hanging with the lambs, while Jam has slipped out the fence and is grazing with the chickens. When he became too large to fit through the fence he was devastated, and told us off daily. :)
Olive Branch Cedar x Finch Hill Stargazer
Dune & Desdimona
Black gulmoget & moorit gulmoget
This is quite the pair. These two swept the Big E Shetland show, winning Grand Champion Primitive fleece, and Reserve Champion Primitive Fleece. They are both keepers - much to my sister’s delight. Dune likely will become a breeding ram, and Desdimona will be a brood ewe once she’s all grown. Truly a showstopping pair.
Dune is holding his color as a yearling, so can confirm he's actually black (no greying gene here!)
Freddy’s Xena x Olive Branch Agave
Boots (grey kat) and Dolly (white)
White, and smirslet grey katmoget
These twins are on opposite sides of the fleece spectrum. Dolly is a white long and wavy fleece, with lots of shine. While boots comes in crimpy and grey, lots of bounce to boot. They are both very gentle lambs, and prefer to hang out with each other than anyone else. When we had to split them up - come fall/breeding time - they were NOT amused.
Freddy’s Rhea x Finch Hill Stargazer
We have never had such a surprise as we had with this guy. His dam Rhea was not showing any signs of pregnancy, like seriously none. She was dry as a dessert, a full month after the other ewes had all delivered; so we sent her to graze on pasture for the summer. Just days later, this brown nugget was born, and Rhea moved back to the main barn.
His name comes from Samuel L. Jackson’s infamous voice ringing in my head, saying “motherfucker!” Turns out the L in Samuel L. Jackson’s name stands for Leroy…
Olive Branch Beebalm x Finch Hill Stargazer
Smirslet grey gulmoget
What a regal boy! Neptune is a lovely dark grey gulmoget, with the most delicious fleece around. He’s very kind, and is not shy at the feeder. We plan to retain this chunker for at least a year or so. See if he’ll make a fabulous breeding ram for another flock. :)
Olive Branch Amythest x Freddy’s Shnitzel
Loch & Isle
Twin kats that couldn’t be more different! Isle has a super long and wavy fleece with wideswept horns too boot. While his brother Loch I call “mini Shnitz”, as he’s the spitting image of his father. Loch has a short and crimpy grey fleece, with matching short horns to boot. These boys are both super friendly, and great with the other lambs.
Olive Branch Wysteria x Finch Hill Stargazer
This guy is an absolute tank. He loves hanging with the other boys, and packing on the pounds. He prefers to be left alone to grow his incredible white fleece.