It seems like ages ago that we took a little trip to Tammy’s farm. We were going to pick up a dog crate and some fleeces. She borrowed the dog crate to transport Kingston in. She is using him to breed her new Border Leicester girls.
He was one of our crossbred lambs from this last year. He is 1/4 Navajo Churro, 1/4 Border Leicester, and 1/2 Blueface. His fleece has a lot of Blueface qualities to it and is beautiful! I just sent it off to be processed and I am so excited to get it back.
I picked up some fleeces to transport along with my fleeces to the fiber processor.
This is one of her Border Leicester fleeces and it is beautiful!
Of course we had to visit all of her critters…
The pigs came running to greet us and find out what goodies we had to offer. They weren’t disappointed with the garden spoils we gave them.
I love this guy – so much character!
This pretty hen disappeared awhile ago and came back with 9 babies. Danica made the mistake to go after the babies and the mama sent the babies to the barn with a loud “squawk” and then very loudly chased Danica down. I was laughing too hard to get any pictures. Danica gave all of the chickens a very wide berth after that!
These three were having a little pow wow.
My son and his friend thought the goats were very funny!
Danica had a lot of fun running around with Tammy’s Aussie puppy.
On our previous visit, I was surprised to see her spotted lambs that were Jacob crosses. Usually you will get black lambs with little splashes of white on them when you breed a Jacob to any other breed. You can imagine my shock when I saw that a few of the lambs also have horns. The polled gene is supposed to be dominant. Very interesting!
On the way home, we found this stunning red tail hawk. He posed for quite awhile 🙂
The boys loved this castle and we all imagined there was a dragon in the tower making the smoke.
Hmmm, doesn’t sound like the Tammy I know unless she has added a THIRD breed of sheep! In Shetlands the polled gene is considered “incompletely dominant,” because a Shetland that inherits a horned gene from one parent and a poll gene from the other parent will have scurs of some shape and size, sometimes nearly indistinguishable from “normal” horns.
No, not the Tammy from blogland 🙂 I would love to talk to you more about the polled gene in Shetlands. It sounds like Shetland breeders and Jacob breeders define scurs a little differently. What is the definition of scurs in the Shetland world?
BFL is the most wonderful wool to spin!!