Tuesday, September 8, 2015
You don't want a ram of your own? I am willing to sell 3 bred ewes for $1,000 dollars bred to the handsome ram lamb above. He is a F2 Drum Jings, and a F3 Heights Orion. You just have to select the ewes, and make a deposit before Halloween. That is when I begin to put my breeding groups together. I don't want to breed too many Shetlands this year for myself, so please let me know if you have interest. I will bred few to my Cheviot for crossbred lambs, since they have been in high demand. All of this year's are sold or spoken for. Want to buy this ram lamb? No problem, he is available to go to his new flock by Thanksgiving. He is available to go before if purchased with flock starter package. There is also a moorit and another very handsome black and white ram for sale as well. Today...rams $250 each. Second deal of the day, flock starter package 6 adult ewes $1,200.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
I still have many beautiful Shetland adult ewes for sale, several ram lambs, and one ewe lamb. My foundation stock includes 16 ewes. I really would like to cut back but only having 16 of the very favorites, and only 3 ewe lambs this year, it is very difficult, heart wrenching actually. Each was selected to stay for their specific contribution to my flock. I do need and want to cut back my numbers, but with that being said, an explanation might be needed to clarify that my sales list is somewhat fluid. For example, almost everyone is for sale, but I would like to keep a variety myself for a small handspinners flock. So I have three black ewes, two are for sale so I can keep one. In that case it is easy, one is older so I will keep her. However, when I have two younger equally nice ewes in the same color and pattern, I might be willing to part with either or but not both. In a starter flock, it is also important that I have an opportunity to share why a particular grouping may work better than another. One sheep might be smaller or younger or more timid and not do well in a particular mixed group. Another pairing or group might work better because none are too pushy or too timid. The flighty ones, they are the tricky ones, some come around and others never do. Luckily I don't have any really flighty ones at the moment.