I finally have the sheep picked that will be attending Black Sheep Gathering. Nothing like waiting until the last minute – the event starts in 5 days!
Here are the yearling ewes and lambs. Abraham, a yearling ram, will also be attending.
They have been in the barn for the last couple of days due to the rain and because we have been working on halter breaking – but now it is sunny, sunny, sunny – so we moved them to the outside pen.
Flirt is one of the yearling girls, she will also be my spinner’s lead sheep. She is setting an excellent example by walking nicely on the halter. She has so much poise and presence!
Delight is the other yearling girl.
and Mollala are the two ewe lambs that will be shown.
and Buchanan are the two lucky boys. They both have wide swept horns and are handsome guys.
Florence, aka Precious, and
Echo are my son’s lambs that he will be showing.
I think they are a nice group of sheep and will feel proud presenting them to the judge. I always hope that the judge will like our sheep, but I do not make breeding decisions or flock decisions based on a judge’s opinion – because that is all it is – an opinion. I go to the show with a mental list of what I like and don’t like about a particular sheep and I leave with that same opinion. We do not show for the prestige of showing (we certainly wouldn’t be showing Jacobs if that was the case, lol). The main reason we show is to give exposure to Jacob sheep. I am still amazed at how many people have never seen a Jacob and I really enjoy educating them about the wonderful breed.
Your attitude and mine towards showing are the same!
Your sheep look great Shannon. Mollola is beautiful. I share your views on sheep shows and judging. I just think it’s fun and love the atmosphere and meeting so many nice people, especially animal lovers. Have fun at the B.S.G.
Great attitude on showing. With such a diverse breed, I never can take the placings very seriously. I do like seeing other Jacobs and having other Jacob breeders seeing my sheep – and visiting and talking Jacobs. Have fun!