Friday, November 11, 2011

Whispering Pines Siena

This year, we named all of Pompey Magnus' lambs after cities in Italy. This is one of his daughters.



Siena is Sheltering Pines Cor de Nuit's daughter out of Pompey. We like this lamb a lot for so many reasons. She's probably as nice of a lamb as we've had born here. Great conformation, tail, and fleece. Her fleece has great density, like her mother's, and has great handle and crimp. It won't be super fine, but I do think it'll be between 24 and 25 microns as a yearling. Followers of our blog probably know that we would like our fleeces to be finer than that, but you'll also likely remember that we want our fleeces to be uniform from front-to-back with consistent fiber diameter throughout. She has all of that.

So, she's a good one, and certainly close to what we envisioned when we put Pompey and Cor de Nuit together last fall.

4 comments:

Laura said...

she's a lamb! She's huge! Nice color on a fawn kat.

Jen and Rich Johnson said...

Laura,

She's actually only about 50 pounds right now. That's about average for our lambs at this time of year. She does have a solid frame though. And yes, her color is pretty cool. We've not had a fawn katmoget quite that color before.

Rich

Kelly Bartels said...

I love this lamb. Maybe you and Jen can make the trek to Jefferson next year with some of these spectacular sheep. Just sayin'

stephen rouse said...

Stunning color for a fawn Kat! Wow! your flock is incredible.