Hey, it's almost fall 2011- does anybody want to know what last year's lambs look like?! Well, here they are, minus Valse, who I still could not get a good picture of (guess why :). Ah yes, the yearlings. Such individuals- each with their own very independent personalitys - the spoiled, the aristocrats, the brats. They are my best lamb crop, with each one being different, but with consistent good conformations, good breed type, and nice soft lustrous fleeces on all of them.
Samba. Good conformation on a little smaller scale than her sister. Samba has a fine, very soft, very lustrous fleece with good staple lengh. Her lamb fleece was super fine, with extreme crimp. Not quite so extreme now, more mid-range, which is ok with me, because I can't spin laceweight! I showed her fleece under an experienced spinner/weaver/etc. judge at the Fiber Event who said laceweight spinners would go crazy over her tiny little crimp and fineness! Samba passed inspection with UK inspector Kate Sharp at WSWF. Kate said she was typical of the Shetland Isles type.
Arabesque. She has a nice fleece, a touch too britchy, but very dense, fairly lustrous, and soft. Very good conformation and breed character.
Valse, my other fawn (really fawn, as in modified, not moorit as most 'fawn' kats are) kat, is a nice medium sized ewe with a good conformation and a highly lustrous, very silky handling, soft fleece with a ~4-6'' staple. Oh, and she's spoiled, which is why you'll have to look at the posts below for her most recent picture:)