This smirslet mioget is by Silvio and out of Lil'Country Josephine. Josie is one of the lambs I had written off as a cull at birth, and she had a long, horrible tail like a dog, not very good breed type. I had her on the truck to go to market when I noticed that she appeared to be growing into her tail a little bit. I decided to give her some more time, and I'm happy to say her tail doesn't look too terribly bad at this point. Perhaps it will look even better next year, and maybe she'll have a nice lamb for me someday, paired with a very correct ram.
I'm sorry to say that I shipped her dame to market this year. I liked Josephine a lot, but darn it, I never seemed to get a nice, typy tail on her lambs and I got tired of trying.
This is Lil'Country Kitten, by Silvio and out of Lil'Country Adriana. This smirslet katmoget is textbook for "undersized", she was the size of a kitten when she was born. When I saw her born, I thought she was a stillborn and was suprised to see her start moving. I came out to the barn every day expecting to find her dead in the jug. A typical Shetland, she rolled up her sleeves and thrived.
I couldn't bring myself to ship this tiny girl to market, this fiesty little girl deserves a chance. I'm going to see if she'll grow into a normal sized ewe by next fall. If not, she'll make somebody a nice pet, on the condition that she never be bred.
Lil'Country Giselle, a moorit gulmoget by Shelteringpines Pompey Magnus and out of Shelteringpines Niobe.
Last but not least, Lil'Country Pineapple Queen. A black gulmoget by Shelteringpines Octavian and by Justalit'l Grace.