"What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man..."
Isn't he freaking gorgeous?
Sommerang Eragon, of Lori Stephenson's breeding. Eragon is by Underhill Bandit, and out of Sommerang Challis.
(He is standing a little tucked in the above photo, he isn't sickle hocked.)
I was fortunate enough to grab this polled boy up as a ram lamb last year. I've enjoyed watching him blossom into an absolutely gorgeous yearling. I think his build is ideal for a Shetland ram. Nice and cobby, but not too tall at the wither. This fall, he finally get's his chance to shine as a flock sire, and I hope he puts his stamp on his lambs.
Some of his ewes for this breeding season. Justalit'l Grace, a Bramble Dixen daughter, is the black in front. The fawn kat is Lil'Country Meadow, a Pompey Magnus daughter, maternal granddaughter of Walnut Rise Malcolm.
The moorit fleckets are by Bluff Country Kokomo. The gal behind Grace is Lil'Country Cleopatra, out of Justalit'l Lacey. The flecket to the right is Lil'Country Adriana, out of Shelteringpines Jemma.
Shelteringpines Chalmeaux, a horned spotted fawn kat, is also in Eragon's breeding group. In addition to calling her "Shamu", I also call her "my little cow". Shamu has displaced Grace as head ewe, probably due to her sizeable rack. I have found her to be attractive in her own way, and she has given me a long overdue appreciation for horned ewes. They deserve preservation, too.
Shamu's horns have not caused much hardship in my otherwise hornless ewe flock, other than her head cannot fit in my headgate.
And the one time I was graining the ewe flock and Shamu's horn got hooked in my jogging shorts....and she spooked.
Doesn't everyone get their pants get pulled down by their sheep now and then?