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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For Stephen...






This little fellow is a smooth polled gulmoget-katmoget. Sire is Shelteringpines Octavian, a black, full polled gulmoget. The dame is Lil'Country Meadow, a fawn kat.
Meadow is by Shelteringpines Pompey Magnus, a polled fawn kat. Her dame is Lil'Country Sandcastle, who is by Walnut Rise Malcolm (polled light moorit) and out of Justalit'l Athena, a fawn kat Bartok daughter.
This boy has Minder, Timothy, Holly, Dillon, Greyling. On the domestic side, we see Bramble Dixen, BK6 and Dailley Chelsie. This guy is a powerhouse of polled genetics.


(psssst. He's for sale...wink wink nudge nudge....)

11 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Juliann, you are truly an inspiration!

Kim Nikolai said...

I'm drooling over here......! He's awesome!

Juliann said...

Thankee! :)

stephen rouse said...

Wow! I think this is the nicest polled ram I've ever seen. He's built like a fricking brick. And that gul/kat combo is so cool. Just think, every black or brown ewe he's bred to will have ONLY kats or guls! And look at that fleece! This guy is the perfect example of how a shetland should look. Be still my heart!

Kara said...

Juliann,
I am new to breeding shetlands. There are a lot of reasons that a polled ram may appeal to me in the future. I would love to learn more about them. I think my one ewe many be a poll carrier because she had a ram lamb that looks like he may have had scurs. Is there a particular time in your archives that you discussed transitioning to a polled vs. horned ram. I am all set this year, but maybe next year I may be in the market. Your lambs are beautiful! I'll see how I do with managing mature horned rams, mine is a yearling and I am retaining a lamb ram, and getting a new one. Which has me wondering. My ram was very laid back until the ram lambs came on the scene. I also think the reason I didn't like my goats was the horn thing, and I am in the process of finding them other homes. I will miss the mohair and cashmere, but not the horns. Any advice for me would be great.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, you are a wicked, wicked woman, tempting me to lust/envy/covet like that!!!

Juliann said...

;)

Juliann said...

Hi Kara,

We have a message board on yahoo groups called polled shetlands, and you (and anyone else) are welcome to join.
I did a gradual transition to all polled rams several years ago, also breeding my ewes, keeping their offspring, and moving on the horn carrier ewes.
Kara, most rams are pretty mellow and friendly when you. In my experience, they start to come into themselves as two years olds, and that's when some of us see a personality change for the worst. This goes for polled rams as well as horned ones, the pollies are no different except they don't hurt near as much when they hit you, nor do they damage property the way the hornies can.
You can also e-mail me at littlecountryacres.yahoo.com if you'd like to talk about polled genetics.

Juliann said...

Oops, meant to say that most rams are mellow and friendly when they are young.

Garrett808 said...

what about "for Garrett"! :)

Juliann said...

Oh Garrett I'm sorry! Be patient with me, this weekend, I promise! :)