Wednesday, September 11, 2013
WISCONSIN SHEEP AND WOOL 2013
We then went on to the showring. We had 23 lambs born this spring. 23 seems to be becoming a theme here. We selected four to bring to the show...all moorits. Two ram lambs sired by Boer Goat from very different dams--S.I. out of Vanity Fair and Moose out of Mandalay. Two ewe lambs sired by full brothers B.o.B. and Blake out of Angry Bird and Milan. We also brought a yearling Grasshopper daughter Painted Lady out of Maple Sugar. And for mature ewes we brought Marrakech(who wasn't in the best shape due to fluke issues last fall)and her two year old daughter Mandalay. We really wanted to bring them back for Dam and Daughter.
In a class of 19 ram lambs we placed second with Moose and fourth with S.I. Second in pair of ram lambs. The judge said it was a close one to call with the first place pair owned by Theresa Gygi. In ewe lambs we placed 2nd and 4th once again. Wren took the second place and Sicily the fourth. In pairs there were a close second behind Theresa's katmoget pair(one of which won the ewe lamb class). In yearlings Meghan and Painted Lady got a fifth place. In mature ewes Meghan managed to control Mandalay who is very spirited to a first place. Marrakech was fifth. Mandalay won GCH overall for ewes. Mandalay and Marrakech were fourth for Dam and Daughter. Moose was second for Best Fleece on Hoof. And Mandalay won Reserve Supreme Champion of the show and then tried to remove the potted mums from the show table after a mad dash across the ring....somewhat reminiscent of her dam's leap two years ago after winning RGCH ewe.
We went with very low expectations and were absolutely thrilled to place in every class and win such high honors with Mandalay. I applaud Marrakech(Wintertime Black Forrest X Winter Sky Calypso)for proving to be such a strong ewe line in our flock. Mandalay is her daughter. Moose is her grandson. Siciliy is sher great-granddaughter. Nuf said!