What a great weekend!!! There is so much to share that I am going to do several posts. This post is all about the jacob sheep show on Friday. There were many beautiful representatives of the jacob breed and some of the classes were pretty big.
Ram lamb class
Yearling ram class
My son has been so excited to show his ram – Reno. You have to see this ram in person to appreciate his temperament and I will preface these pictures with the comment that I don’t like friendly rams, they usually turn into mean rams and you always have to be careful around ALL rams. That being said this ram is one of those odd ducks. He doesn’t come up to us out in the pasture but once you put the halter on he becomes a big puppy dog. He isn’t pushy and has always been respectful. They are quite the pair!
I was there the whole time, but he did a great job by himself.
He was thrilled when he got a ribbon…
and gave Reno a big smooth 🙂 I sure hope Reno keeps this mellow attitude. My son has already picked out a few ewes to breed him to.
Three great ladies – Cathie from Swallow Lane, Karen from bide a wee, and Joan from Mud Ranch.
This big boy is Windy Acres Cisnero and was Champion ram.
bide a wee Winsome was Champion ewe and is a beautiful girl.
bide a wee Gerald was Reserve Champion ram.
bide a wee Tucker
Windy Acres ewe lambs with my girl, Flirt, in the background.
Mud Ranch Hudson reminds me a LOT of Reno – a laid back, mellow dude.
I love this girls face – a bide a wee ewe lamb.
There were 28 Jacobs in attendance from 5 different breeders. We all had a great time and enjoyed each other’s company.
Your son looks so proud. As well hs should, he did a great job. I think I am beginning to really like Jacob Sheep.
Shannon, you are very diplomatic. 🙂 Not one word about the judge!
Candy – I may be a little biased, but Jacobs rock 🙂 and yes my son was very proud.
Thanks for noticing Michelle 🙂
Very interesting about Cisnero taking Champion ram. I own his dam now and she has produced another big straping ram (lilac) we will see how he does in the ring in Sept. We all know about the judges, I think most of us go to have fun, promote our sheep and visit with other breeders and friends. Theron is such a focused boy in the ring. It must have been a highlite for him to receive a ribbon with his ram and a kiss on the head is so sweet.
Sigh, one of these years I will make it to Black Sheep. I think I have a yearling ram, Vandal, who might have done well there this year!Never know now, will I? Great post and your son and Reno look like a winning team to me.
I love Reno’s horns. The photo of your son and Reno is wonderful!