Pompey Magnus has a strong possibility of going to a new home next year, so I've re-vamped my groups so I can use him this year and keep some lambs by him. I can't let him go only having two ewes by him. So this year Pompey (fawn kat) will get:
Josie (mioget smirslet)
Valora (Ag grey)
Pineapple Queen (black gulmoget)
I might sell Eragon next year, might not. He'll get:
Cleopatra (moorit flecket)
Arabesque (moorit flecket)
Bearclaw, my Ag/Aa spottie, will get:
Giselle (moorit gulmoget)
Carmela (moorit gulmoget)
Bar (black smirslet)
Meadow (fawn katmoget)
Chamois (fawn smirslet katmoget)
I normally don't like katmoget/ Ag breedings, I don't like fader kats. I like bold kats. Plus, I'm always afraid I'm not going to be able to tell an Ag kat from an Aa kat and mis-register it.
Next year I'll use Sheamus, Silvio (and then maybe sell him), and Tony.
Hickory and Nightcap, both non-patterned, brown based suspect full polls, can stay and get cycled in with some keeper ram lambs in the future.
Any thoughts about my planned groups?
I can't believe I'm only breeding 14 ewes. I need more ewes! Why don't I have more brood ewes?