Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wintertime Thriller

This is Meghan's favorite polled ram lamb "Thriller". He was all slated to show at Michigan Fiber Festival this past weekend when he came down with a pretty harsh cough about two weeks ago. He eventually recovered with some antibiotics, but Meghan felt hauling him south was out of the question and opted to stay home and take care of the farm while I went to pick up some sheep for her.

Her plans are to use Thriller on a limited number of ewes this fall and take him to Jefferson for the AGM show next fall as a yearling. Until then photos will have to suffice, but they just don't do him justice. The photo below was taken just after his coat was taken off, so his fleece is somewhat flattened out.

Thriller's fleece at midside.
Thriller from the back. And yes he does have a little ring of white around the tip of his tail.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, he IS wonderful -- at least to us pollie breeders! :-) But what color is he? Katmoget?

Karen Valley said...

He is a grey katmoget with a smirslet facial marking. Although his sire and dam are both solids, they must carry spotting. He also has a slender ring of white around both back pasterns, one ear and his tail. And one black spot on his side.

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

He is a handsome guy, Karen, and that fleece...oh, boy!

It was wonderful to have you here and I know Russell and RC were happy to see their "real Mom" ;)

I'll bet you were awfully glad to be home, though!

Karen Valley said...

It is always good to get home to my own "flock", but I did enjoy my road trip and will definitely find a way to get back to your lovely farm again sometime soon(and with my spinning wheel).