Monday, September 20, 2010

Morning Glory’s Ram

Morning Glory's ram is very similar to Tiara’s guy. He has great luster and his conformation is right there as well. He’s also a half-poll. I would rate both of these rams quite similarly. Tiara's has longer scurs. Both are out of Bond. I think their fleeces will be very similar as yearlings. Both are good prospects for a flock looking for polled genetics, interesting colors and markings and higher quality fleeces.

Sire: Wintertime Bond S29187
Dam: Whispering Pines Morning Glory S27358
DOB: 4/24/10
Sex/Mult: Ram/Twin
Genotype: AbAt/BbBb/SSS?/MMM?
Color: Fawn
Pattern: Gulmoget/Katmoget
Spotting: May carry spots
UK Content: 37%
Poll genetics: Half poll

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tiara's Ram

I really like the conformation of Tiara's ram. Even as a lamb his backside was really solid. He is a half-poll mioget katmoget out of Wintertime Bond. His fleece has the nicest luster of the group, I think. His fleece will also be longer than the other rams we’re offering, so if that appeals to you, he might be a good choice.
Sire: Wintertime Bond S29187
Dam: Under the Son Tiara S24624
DOB: 5/2/10
Sex/Mult: Ram/Single
Genotype: AbAa/SSS?/MmMm/BbBb
Color: Mioget
Pattern: Katmoget
Spotting: May carry spots
UK Content: 35%
Poll genetics: Half poll

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jasmine's Ram

Jasmine is one of our own ewes out of V Creek Fantasia. We’ve liked her fleece from day one, and we were hoping to add some additional fineness to it by breeding her to Bond last fall. This ram is the successful result. He would be a great flock sire for someone breeding for spots, pattern, and fine fleece. He is a half-poll.
Sire: Wintertime Bond S29187
Dam: Whispering Pines Jasmine S29812
DOB: 4/20/10
Sex/Mult: Ram/Single
Genotype: AbA?/BBB?/SSSs/MMM?
Color: Black
Pattern: Katmoget
Spotting: Carries Spots
UK Content: 38%
Poll genetics: Half poll

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cor d Nuit's Spotted Polled Ram

His solid black twin brother will be staying here, but this ram is for sale. There is a lot to like about this ram! He’s built like a brick house for one thing. His fleece is very uniform from front to back (as is the case with all of these guys). I don’t believe he will be as fine as some of our ram lambs, but I do believe he will test at or below 25 microns. If it goes that way, I will be happy. He is out of some great bloodlines.

He would also make a great flock sire for someone into spotted sheep. He will improve a lot of flocks, and add some fineness as well. And, he is polled! If he doesn’t sell, we will hold onto him and see how his fleece develops as a yearling. So much potential here!
Sire: Wintertime Bond S29187
Dam: Sheltering Pines Cor D Nuit S22529
DOB: 4/18/10
Mult: Twin
Genotype: AaAa/BBB?/SsSs/MMM?
Color: Black
Pattern: Solid
Spotting: Smirslet
UK content: 51%
Poll genetics: Fully polled

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cosmos's Ram

It seems like everyone else, we have an abundance of rams this year at Whispering Pines Farm. We’ve had a good ratio of rams to ewes the last two years, but, as luck would have it, we have had a good number of remarkable sheep whose only flaw is their gender. Of our entire ram crop this year, we are using a couple this fall, but have decided to offer up seven exceptional rams that we think can help farms improve their flocks in a variety of ways. I will blog on each one separately, micron tests are pending.
Cosmos' is one of our youngest rams (DOB 5/9) so we’ll have to continue monitoring him. We like what we see so far, however. He’s very flashy and soft, and we love the bloodlines. He is 43% UK out of Dillon, Timothy, and Minder, but he also has a good domestic line that I admire for its conformation. He has short scurs right now. We will overwinter this guy if he doesn’t sell. He is one of the better all around spotted moorit rams that I’ve seen. He’s not spectacular in any one area, but is very good in all of them. He has the potential to be quite impressive as a yearling.
Sire: Wintertime Bond S29187
Dam: Whispering Pines Cosmos S29814
DOB: 5/9/10
Color: Moorit
Pattern: Solid
Spotting: Yuglet Sokket
Poll genetics: 1/2 poll