Friday, January 22, 2010

Ewe A Day - Wintertime Itasca

Wintertime Itasca is a ewe that I really like (don't I say that about all of them?). I wish all of our ewes had a fleece like this. She looks like my vision of a Shetland ewe. She has a dense fleece with a nice yearling micron test (AFD: 25ish with a low CV (I don’t have the numbers in front of me at the moment). I also like her bloodlines a great deal. She’s out of Whistlestop 0427 and Wintersky Landslide. There’s a lot to like about this ewe. Itasca is a half sister to Wintertime Blues, Jazz, and Ruby (all four are out of 0427). Of course, she has rubbed off the fine neck wool. She did that during the quarantine period by sticking her head through the fence.


Laura said...

Is she black or dk.brown? She is very feminine looking-nice.

Juliann said...

Gorgeous. But don't I say that about ALL your sheep? ;)
You have wonderful taste in Shetlands.

Jen and Rich Johnson said...

She sure looks dark brown, but I'm actually not sure. She's black at the skin. We have a couple that I think might be dark brown. That's a tough color for me to grasp.

Yes, Juliann, you do say that often. You are very kind.