Thursday, June 28, 2007

NCWGA Polled and Scurred Spotted Rams For Sale

This is Winter Sky Party--sired by Wintertime Landslide and out of Winter Sky Kiss This. He is a black smirslet sokket ram lamb with crumbly scurs born late in the season for sale for $100. We also have two other moorit sokket smirslet polled ram lambs with exciting fleece and outstanding conformation and type for sale for $100 each. Any of these rams can be wethered for a fiber flock and their price would then be $75.00.
Or if you are in the mood for a grey katmoget or solid moorit fiber ram or wether we have a couple of those as well.

A.I. Lambs Come North

This is Wintertime Jazz. A twin grey katmoget ram sired by Todhill Jericho A.I. and out of Whistlestop 0427--my daughter's black ewe we all call Izzy. The lamb to the left of him in the coat is his brother Blues who is being is the dark mioget ewe behind him sired by Heights Orion A.I. and out of Tennyson's dam Loretta. My eternal gratitude to Cynthia Caillagh-Allen for her housing a number of my animals and giving them such good care during the fall and winter. Our A.I. lambs are exciting this year. We just spent a couple days with our hands on them checking out fleeces and conformation and beginning to plan our next breeding season. We have some truly exceptional ram lambs to work with in addition to our mature rams. It looks as though we will need more breeding pens to accomodate all the possibilities.

This is Winter Sky Leonid. He is an A.I. ram sired by Heights Orion and out of Loretta. There's a breeding pen reserved for him this fall undoutedly.

Wensleydale Ram Lambs for Sale

It was a ram year down at Firth of Fifth Acres in there are a number of black 52-71% Wensleydale rams available. This ram has already gone to his new home, but contact Cynthia if you are interested in purchasing one. She is also selling three registered Lincoln ewes with very nice fiber and a number of crossbred lambs(Wensley X Lincoln).

A Wintertime Black Forrest Son

Winter Sky Cointreau is out of Winter Sky Claret and sired by Wintertime Black Forrest. He catches the eye even in a field full of colorful Shetland lambs with his long, level correct build, beautiful horns and impressive head and expression. He'll be crossed with some of our nicer moorit/modified moorit ewes this fall, as Black Forrest will be spending his breeding season down in Wisconsin again. Cointreau's fleece is a lovely pure shade of fawn underneath, medium in length and exhibiting the soft handle of his sire who has retained his ultra-black coloration.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Winter Sky Lambs in June

Above is Winter Sky Kir Royale(Black Forrest X Kristol). She is a gulmoget/katmoget ewe lamb linebred on Enfield Greyling I have high hopes for. Her fleece is very soft, crimpy and lustrous with an unsual tint to it. I am looking forward to spinning it in the future. She is being retained in the flock.
Winter Sky Diva(Jericho F1 out of Winter Sky Calypso)continues to live up to her name. She just keeps getting better and better. I like her fiber handle and length. She should make a nice cross with one of Meghan's gulmoget rams or possibly an Orion F1 this fall.

Winter Sky Space Cowboy(Diva's brother)is growing quickly into a boy with an attitude. If his fleece wasn't so extremely soft and crimpy I'd have doubts about keeping him around, but I will have to use him this fall on at least a few ewes just to see what he can produce. Both his parents test in the low 20's for AFD, so he should be able to continue the tradition on this farm for only the finest fibered Shetlands.

Some Sale Animals

This is Dancing Angels Palm Pilot. He is the only buck we have for sale, as his conformation, coloring and blue-eyes make him something special. His twin sister BlackBerry is being retained as is his dam--Dancing Angels Bittersweet. He is a grandson of CH/MCH Dancing Angels Cool Your Jets and a son of Twin Creeks Megapixel(Pecan Hollow Dance Fever X Twin Creeks Madame Butterfly). Price is $250.00.

This is Winter Sky Speed. He is out of Winter Sky Breathe(Winter Sky Sandstone X Winter Sky Ready to Run)and sired by Wintertime Landslide(Winter Sky Sandstone X Firthoffifth Rhiannon). He appears to be polled or only minimally scurred. He has Landslide's totally sweet disposition and outstanding conformation and type. Not to mention his lovely fiber which is crimpy and consistent over his entire body. We will be repeating this breeding in hopes of getting a ewe lamb. But for some lucky person looking for an easy-to-maintain fiber ram for their flock look no further. Price is $150.00.

This blue-eyed two year old cream/white AGS registered Nigerian doe named Dancing Angels Praline for sale for $250.00. She is a daughter of Twin Creeks WB Rain Beau(pictured at Whispering Woods out of Dancing Angels S'More. She had twin does her first year and triplet bucks her second. She is an exemplary mother. My daughter is retaining her yearling daughter from last year and a granddaughter(both blue-eyed).

This is Dancing Angels Bittersweet. She is NFS, but her son Palm Pilot and dam Praline both pictured above are. This is a very strong line for color, lovely dairy character and good production. Bittersweet is our smallest doe but twinned her first year and is still retaining good body condition.

Wintertime Landslide Lambs in June

Winter Sky All Night Long(aka Party)is a black/white HST son of Landslide and Kiss This. He spends much of his day leaping about and enjoying the company of our other May ram lamb--Mud Puddle. Nothing phases this lamb and he is easy to spot wherever he goes.
Wintertime Creme Brulee(Landslide X Crisp) is developing into a very nice ewe. She has her dam's unusual katmoget coloration and good length to her very silky fleece. Her crimp is developing slowly which is the way we like it. She is Meghan's favorite Landslide daughter.

Wintertime Pavlova(Landslide X Crisp), Creme's twin sister has a remarkably crimpy, soft moorit fleece and outstanding conformation and type to go with it. She occasionally spends time with us but more often than not chooses to enjoy her hay instead at night.

And last but not least are the twins out of Sarah sired by Landslide. Thriller is remaining polled at seven weeks of age and has a wonderful disposition like his sire. He is also exhibiting a very strong hindleg set and developing a lovely fleece. His sister Sweet Escape(aka Gwen)has a slightly darker shade to her fleece and longer fiber which is just starting to develop. Landslide's true fleece didn't come in until Fall, so we look forward to how these lambs will mature.

Winter Sky Tennyson

This is Tennyson's second year on the farm. Above is his second fleece after skirting. He has retained his rich, dark moorit coloration with no white fibers and a lovely lacey crimp. His yearling son--Buster Brown--has a very exciting fleece and shows every promise of being an equal to his sire. We will be retaining three of Tennyson's daughters this year--Haiku(a moorit HST out of Lorrie Morgan), Deja Vu(black daughter out of Kismet)and Pianissimo(dark brown daughter out of Staccato).