Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sheltering Pines Cor de Nuit

As I’ve said in the past, she has one of the nicer conformations I’ve seen in a Shetland. She’s stockier than some, and certainly more so than I personally prefer, but she is so square and correct. She is shorter in the legs than I like as well, but since Shetlands come in all shapes and sizes, I don’t get all that concerned with variation around the ideal. If I showed, I’d probably use her. Her fleece has wonderful crimp, luster, and density. She routinely produces around five pounds of fleece. I’d like to have more sheep like her. She scores high in our rating system.
Her bloodlines are quite nice as well. She’s a Thelonius Monk daughter. Her mother is Justalit’l Lana, who is out of Bramble Dixen. All of those sheep have produced well. It’s all about production here at Whispering Pines. You produce correct lambs, or you don’t stick around. Cor will be five this spring, so she has stuck around.

We elected to keep one of her twin ram lambs this year, Egyptian King above.

And Juliann has his spotted twin, Saturday Night.
Now we just need Cor de Nuit to produce some ewes for us!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Hi Rich,
Cor de Nuit is one of my all time favorite ewes. I really like her style.

Her ram lambs are very handsome, especially King.

Prepotent ewes are worth their weight in gold, no matter if they produce a lot of ram lambs or ewe lambs.