Monday, October 20, 2008
Meghan wants to work towards a fully polled flock of Shetlands, so I went shopping for a polled line in either ram or ewe with unrelated or less-related bloodlines to what she already owns. I found "Bailleys" down at MFF in Juli Budde's pens and felt he was definitely worth bringing north. His fleece is consistent and crimpy with nice structure overall and a light fawn/mioget coloration coming in at the skin. He tested 22 at the last rib this fall. His breeding group will consist of Meghan's two foundation ewes: Wintertime Ruby(Red's dam who tested 21.6 microns at two years of age)and V Creek Sarah(a Dillon F1/Holly F2)grey katmoget ewe whose second test was 25.3 AFD, 5.5 SD, and 21.7 CV.