Both rams were caught up out of the ram flock so I can catch them easily to load them tomorrow. They look to be about the same size to me. I was chomping at the bit to try out my new scale, so after the scale was calibrated, I haltered them, and with Tom's help, walked them onto my new scale.
I was shocked to see that Pullo weighted in a 155 lbs! Egads, he's a big boy! He's a beast! That is really pushing the upper limits of this breed.
He has a lot of body mass. I don't know where all that weight came from, but I guess these extremes are to be expected on any farm from time to time. His dame is petite, and Ock was never that big. Pullo has been on grass in the summer, hay in the winter. Rarely do I give the rams any grain. He is a 2 year old, a double F3 Dillon, his maternal Holly contribution is off the charts enough to probably not count anymore.
I do remember remarking the day that he was born that he was a very large ram lamb, a big single.
Height-wise, Pullo only comes up to about mid-thigh to me, at his wither. I'm short, only 5' 2". He is not an overly tall or leggy ram. His bones are not thick or overly substantial. They look like good, typy legs for a mature Shetland ram.
You can gauge their size by the pipe gates in the photo with them.