Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ewe A Day - Bluebell

Whispering Pines Bluebell is a nice ewe out of UTS Clover and UTS Tiara. We kept her last year because of her beautiful, uniform mioget fleece. She’s a tad darker than her mother, and approximately the same size. She’s put together pretty well, but not quite as nicely as her mother. So far, I like her fleece. It tested 26ish in the spring as a yearling, so she won’t be fine, but it’s a step in the right direction. We had her up for sale, but as the summer progressed, we started to like her more and more. The only reason we had her for sale was to reduce our numbers, so keeping her was always an option. She also had a nice fawn ram this year who we continue to like. It’s tough selling the good ones and I’m always somewhat relieved when they don’t sell.


Cynthia said...

Handsome. Don't forget that Shetlands do not reach their full size or final fleece until 3 years old. She may yet develop into your preferred type.

Juliann said...

Rich that's not bad! 26 as a yearling, I'll take it. :)