Regarding the shetlands, I guess Silvio doesn't carry spotting after all. The white markings on his face must be part of his katmoget markings. It is sinking in that the flashy spots I was looking forward to arn't going to happen. My spotties are throwing solids and smirslets. Overall, I'm also getting a lot of moorits (...yawn...) and blacks (...zzzz...). But I cannot complain too much when the lambs are healthy, strong, and eager to thrive.
A few more notables...
A moorit gulmoget ram lamb with no horn buds out of Babybee.
Remember how I was hoping for a white ewe lamb out of Dalmatica? Twin white ewe lambs! As these lambs are by Octavian, they are sure to carry at least one copy of the polled gene!
I sought expert opinion on the above ram lamb. He might be a gulmoget-katmoget, "gul-kat" for short ! Which means he will be limited to throwing either gulmoget or katmoget at the pattern locus.
I snuck out Saturday for a quick ride with my girlfriends at nearby Kankakee State Park. I never replaced my Morgan mare after she died in 2006, and I don't know if I'll ever buy another horse. Will hay prices the way they are, I'm almost afraid to. For now, I'm content to borrow other people's horses.
My friend Theresa took this photo of me with Captain, a 12 year old Tenn. Walker gelding who belongs to my friend Renee. This was my first trail ride on a gaited horse, it definitely took some getting used to! I'm used to Quarter horses and Appys. We had a perfect day with moderate temps, no bugs, and no wrecks.