Thursday, November 29, 2012

Whispering Pines Frangelico

This is fawn katmoget ewe is a good example of Constantinople's get. She is out of Wintertime Khan. She has oodles of Shetland type, with a very fine, soft fleece. Great luster, density, and good length without tip. We've had finer lambs, but none any nicer. I like her.

I've noticed that we are rapidly accumulating Constantinople's genetics here, which isn't a bad thing, but all her ewes have had excellent conformations, fleeces, and overall type. I'm still looking for a ram from her possessing her head and overall structure, but until we get that, we're enjoying ewe lambs like this one. I also like that this lamb has a different fleece type than some of the other ewes in our flock. We really don't want all of one type. What we are really interested in getting out of Constantinople are lambs that hold their fineness well into adulthood like she has. She was never super fine, but her fleece micron has held rock steady over the years. That's one of those things that you can only find out with time. So far, Blue Diamond has held steady as well, but we'll need more data points on both her and the other Constantinople lambs.

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