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Monday, July 21, 2008

Rainbows



Look at that cute little Gulmoget....

I like rainbows. Rainbows of colors. Looking at a flock of Shetland sheep, I enjoy the rainbow of colors out there. I like spots and flecks and caps and socks and tails that flash a different color. Light colored bodies and dark faces and legs, or dark colored bodies and light colored faces and legs...

doesn't matter, give me a painter's pallet of colors and markings and spots and splashes....

my arm has been twisted.....we hope to be flying up an Ag Gulmoget.
Gray body, brown legs, belly, and up the chest under the chin.. colors fade on a gray or grey, but that's ok, he'll throw a few Gulmoget marked lambs someday. Bred to a Gul ewe someday will help solidify the pattern. Whenever we find one to bring up.

A rainbow of colors......who'd want just plain white sheep anyways? Especially in snow country - blech!

Oh, but Blanche, my white girl, is special so she doesn't count in the blech category, I just don't want a whole flock of white sheep. Hehehe.....

Oh, did I say the lamb is scurred? Carrying the poll gene. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll have polled boys so that us herding folks don't have to have horns jabbing our legs out there when we're training! Scurred or hornless rams have a place here.....but back to the Rainbow thoughts, I'm a sucker for huge curling massive horns on my boys like Topple has. Just that I also accept there's room for one of every kind....




3 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

A SCURRED boy? Now THAT surprises me! But now I guess it won't be a crisis is it turns out that Blanche also carries a poll gene. Between the two of them (IF she does), you will get some full-poll Shetlands! Who is the gullie boy coming from? Hmm, do they have any more scurred gullie boys?

Kara said...

Amen! I like rainbows too! Marshmello doesn't count in the blah catagory either! Congrats on the gul!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

We'll see someday if she carries the polled gene or not...she has divets on her head and to me that means she isn't polled or carrying it, but who knows...I know what my polled goats look like and compared to my non-polled goats - 2 different horn bud presentations. I have a polled yearling ram in my unregistered flock too...so we'll enjoy our rainbow of colors and patterns and markings and horns or no horns or scurs...hehehe..

How's Marshmello doing Kara?? Go give her a hug from me......