Monday, November 7, 2011


Wintertime Anime is a twin ewe lamb sired by Wintertime Waterbug and out of Wintertime Alanis. Both her parents had lovely micron tests as lambs, but she does have a paternal granddam whose fleece shifted so much from first to second shearing she was culled. It would appear this trait appeared once again in this particular lamb. Since she is very square and solid and has a nice personality we are exposing her to our best fleeced ram lamb to see what will happen.

Just to show that photos don't mean much...this looks like a dynamite fleece for a lamb...high luster, great lock structure, beautiful crimp and density. However, if you had your hands on this animal you would find she is very average. That is why we always make it a point to send fleece samples to prospective buyers and base our prices on the actual value of the animal to us. We will be posting our actual pairings once breeding season is over. If there is a particular cross or color or bloodline you are interested in please let us know, so we can put you on our waiting list. We always strive to match the right animal to each and every breeder we sell to.


stephen rouse said...

Well, seeing this photo of this fleece makes one wonder about what is being sold out there. Surely this fleece (in photo) looks TERIFFIC! So you wonder when you see photos of others' crimpy fleeces how fine they are. I think many breeders are mistaking crimp for fineness.

Karen Valley said...

I can attest to the fact crimp doesn't always mean fine. I've had some very dense, very crimpy animals that were extremely coarse with a harsh handle. That is why we always test all our fleeces at the same time every year and from the same area--so we can see just what is happening with each particular animal and our different ewe lines.

Rayna said...

Excited to see what she produces, hopefully a much finer lamb for you. She is a very beautiful girl :)