Monday, November 23, 2015

Ewe-A-Day - Whispering Pines Pamela

Pamela is out of Egyptian Autumn and Frangelico, who are excellent Shetlands in their own right. Pamela is finer than both of them were as yearlings, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign.

Her fleece stats are: 22.7/4.3/18.9/7.1/21.7. Frangelico was probably my favorite Khan daughter (or top three anyway). Having lambs like this, unfortunately, forced us to sell her to make room. It's a curse sometimes to have improved lambs, because at some point, you have to part with animals that produce really well. In Frangelico's case, all her lambs were outstanding. It's always a tough call to make, but you can't continue improving if you hold onto all the good ewes. You have to sell them knowing full well that their offspring carry even more potential. I don't think I've ever regretted selling a ewe, but Frangelico and her twin sister, Irish Mist were tough ones to let go.

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