Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ewe-A-Day - Whispering Pines Charlotte

Charlotte is a fawn katmoget out of Canterbury and Vittoria, who is another one of our Pompey daughters. Nothing jumps out at us in terms of fleece quality, but I think that’s a good thing. If all of your lambs are improvements on the parents, that doesn’t say much about the parents as far as I am concerned. I think it should be tough to improve on the parents. I do like Charlotte better than Vittoria by a smidgeon, but her fleece is not going to be finer. But, the bar is set pretty high on that and her fleece stats are very good: 22.4/5.9/26.6/9.1/22.9.
The problem that we always run into is that if we elect to keep 10 ewe lambs every year, we have to sell 10 adults to make room. Which means that you are looking for that little flaw that one has and another doesn’t. Her fleece doesn’t have visible flaws, but the numbers probably won’t compare favorably to some of the other sheep in our flock. But that’s not something I am concerned about at this point.

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