Sunday, October 24, 2010
WINTER SKY KHAN
Every now and then a lamb is born that makes the journey well worth taking. This spring on Stephen Rouse's farm my ewe Winter Sky Khaya(Winter Sky Sandstone X Winter Sky Kharma)after being bred to my daughter's ram Wintertime Black Forrest produced a polled krunet moorit ram lamb--Khan.
We've been watching Khan mature through this summer and early fall and he just keeps getting better and better. I don't often talk up my animals, but this ram is hard to fault. Perfect tail, lovely polled head, nice earset, refined but strong bone throughout, nice size, level, consistent fleece that hangs in those Shetland locks everyone speaks of.
He is coming north to cross with my three remaining NCWGA ewes--Kir, Marrakech, and Vogue. We will be testing him shortly for a fall assessment of his fiber. More photos will be forthcoming. Stay tuned. And for those who find him exciting the breeding has been repeated.