Thursday, March 28, 2013

Almost time for Lambs

Ladies in Waiting
ABA Lava (F1 Drum Jings white ram) had the following ewes in his breeding group:
Minwawe Pearl - grey flecket
Pike Hill Olympia - fawn gully
Mapleton Topaz - grey flecket
Mapleton Peanut Brittle - moorit
Mapleton Pumpkin - moorit
Mapleton Opal - fawn kat
 Mapleton Kismet - black

Mapleton Seneca (F2 Heights Orion moorit and white ram):
Minwawe Marshmello - grey (white spot)
Mapleton Artemis - fawn gul/kat
Mapleton Silvermist - grey kat
Mapleton Cupcake - fawn flecket
Mapleton Cappuccino - fawn kat
Mapelton Apollo (fawn gully half poll):
High Bid Hester - black
Harvest Thyme Quechee - modifed black gully
ewes - after shearing they don't appear to have settled or will have very late lambs.
Shearing this Sunday.  Lambs all April!  Stayed tuned and speak up if you see anything you would like as they arrive and as you watch them grow!  Deposit require to hold lambs.  My best ram lamb I held last year without one and now he is still here without a flock to call his own, a waste of his good looks!  Really nice yearling rams still available.  Flock starter packages available, please inquire.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bachelor Rams - For Sale

 Soon to be Yearling Rams for SALE!  I have the two yearlings that were used on ewes last fall pictured in the previous post and are expecting their lambs in April, as well as these handsome rams that had to sit out last breeding season.  All three of the rams in today's photos are F2 Heights Orions.  They are by Swiftriver Neville.  Their half brother was featured in the last NASSA News, winning Champion Shetland ram, runner up for Supreme Champion, and Best Fleece the Eastern States Exposition in MA last fall.

A solid black ram that carries moorit out of Mapleton Peanut Brittle
(High Bid Kermit X Twin Springs Cotton Candy)
A yuglet flecket grey ram out of Minwawe Marshmello
 A fawn katmoget out of Mapleton Opal (High Bid Kermit X Minwawe Pearl)
All have a very calm disposition, not too skittish, not too friendly.  There are three yearling black wethers and one fawn katomget wether out there too, so ram companions available.  Buy a ram and get a free wether.  Rams are for sale at $350 each or $500 for a pair.   Currently in full fleece, but shearer will be coming sometime this month.  Flock starter packages available.  Adult ewes and ewe lambs available this summer.  Keep an eye at arriving lambs here on the blog, pictures will be added as they arrive.  Lambing should begin in April.  What I like about selling yearling rams?  As yearlings you have a sense of their personalities, how they have matured in terms of conformation and fleece, and best of all what their horns will be like as adults.  All of the yearling rams are solidly built, have great horns and very nice fleece.  Heights Orion gave his grand-rams that nice crimp and softness I was looking for, but I was able to retain the longish staple length I prefer.  IMHO a great combination.  Neville gave his boys his great horn genetics.  Neville is Maple Ridge on one side/UK on the other...again a great combination in my opinion.  Here is a photo of dad in case you forgot what he looks like: