Sunday, September 19, 2010

For Sale (its that time of year!)

I'll be keeping a few ewe lambs, but no ram lambs this year, so most of the lamb photos I have posted are of lambs for sale. I will also be selling a few adult ewes, and about a half a dozen mature rams. For those interested in polled, I have 2 moget (ag Katmoget) faced ram lambs who have teeny tiny little scurs, and their Uncle, North Star Woody (think Toy Story..) who has a few inch long scurs, available. I have a few nicely horned adult rams available, mostly intermediate, some more towards double coated, but still with a nice handle. Lots of spots in the adult rams.

I have been ill all week, and so haven't separated and evaluated the lambs, but I know there will be some breeding quality ram lambs, and some VERY nice fleece animals. All lambs minus the polled boys are out of White Pine Philemon AI, an F1 Orion ram, hence all lambs no matter their mothers side are over 30% UK.

Just wanted to put it out there. I am sure most people already have their rams purchased for this year, but I'm hoping I don't have to whether all of these gorgeous boys! Some of the adult rams for sale will likely be searchable in my blog. Sheltering Pines Arturo is available after breeding. Minwawe Bayeau, Mangrove & Combonation are all available now, as is North Star Woody. I have an unregisterable black smirslet gulmoget ram who is also looking for a breeding home.

Please contact me with any questions. northstarshetlands at gmail dot com

I just found my last springs micron tests on 2 of these rams for sale, and one of their brothers.

Name - Micron SD CV

Bayou - 22.7 7.8 34.1
(He and his brother are for sale, I suspect the micron has risen though, judging by the CV & his fleece. Still potential though.)

Forsetti - 20.3 5.6 27.8
(black smirslet gulmoget unregisterable ram)

Padlock - 17.6 3.8 21.5
(this is Combonations twin brother that we're keeping for now)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dear polled breeders... :)

Yup, we're lookin' at you! Tuff & Pumice (going along with the rocks & minerals theme!) will be looking for a nice home with some nice polled/poll carrier girls :) These are older photos, hoping to update photos sometime this week. They are Glenmore March Madness X North Star Lightning McQueen (Winter Sky Blues AI X Sheltering Pines Grand Cornet) Both boys were spotted when they were young, very pretty boys. They are both moorit based Moget Faced (Ag Katmoget)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Great book series!

If you haven't read this series yet, pick it up :) Rachel Vincent is an excellent author, and I'm really excited for this next book!

Here's the trailer. Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More photos from Mid-July

More photos from Mid July of lambs. Above are Olgas twins

One of Marchs twin 1/2 poll boys. Both have very small scurs that keep breaking off.

One of the moget face boys rear ends. These boys are both for sale to someone who wants to expand their polled genetics. These boys are (if I did this right) F3 Jamie, Jericho; F4 Drum Ram, Dillon; F5 Drum Jings; F6 Holly, Timothy. Lots of nice genetics back there.

Babydoll X Shetland
Babydoll X shetland
Another photo of Basalt
The two moget face (Ag Katmoget) boys.

March boy & both Babydoll X
They're just so darn cute!
The difference in Tigereye's fleece compared to another moorit

One of Charms boys
Charms twins are so different...this is what happens when they're 1/4 Coopworth, 1/4 Border Leiscter, 1/8 Shetland, 1/8 Karakul, 1/8 Lincoln, 1/8 Corridale.... *whew* lol
But so cute!
and adorable...

and want cookies :D

Another shot of one of the moget face boys

This little guy is a looker...
This little tiny tyke is out of Minwawe Mopsy II.
Boys hoping for new homes! The Ag boy in the middle looks to be a poll carrier maybe?
Moget faced boy
Boy on the right looks to be destined for slaughter or a fiber home...Boy on the left is a hopeful to a breeding home :)

North Star Mary Poppins & Minwawe Lyra

Puzzle girl is growing up...

I had posted a post in June about my "puzzle" lamb :) Here's some photos of her in mid-July. I'm thinking she is modified...North Star Basalt (Sheltering Pines Grand Cornet X North Star Buzz Lightyear) is likely polled, and is a (if I did this right): F3 Dillon, Jericho; F4 Jamie, Drum Ram; F5 Drum Jings, Holly, Timothy. Beautiful girl with a beautiful tail, nice back end, and I love how feminine her head is. She will be staying around while I play with polled genetics. She will likely be bred to her half brother in hopes of full poll babies, and some extra soft fleeces.

What a carbon copy of momma, eh? :)

Better late than never, right?

Yes, I've been a very, very, VERY bad blogger. I've been SO busy, and having personal issues, that I've been neglecting my blogging duties! hehe. So, better late than never I guess :) Getting excited for the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival! I only work two days this week, and then it's off to southern Wisconsin! Bringing my spinning wheel with in the hopes that one or more of my lovely friends can give me some crash courses in it. I've always learned best with a combination of reading and seeing it done.

The sheep are starting to notice the impending cold. The boys are starting to get rowdy. I have quite a few stunning boys for sale this fall, if anyone is looking for some good breeders. Lovely spots, and all of the lambs this year were F2 Orions at the very least. Almost all of the lambs this year were moorit, so we tagged early to make sure we knew who was who. Well, you know lambs and ear tags....ugh. Luckily they're still sucking, so we can still tell who's who for the most part. Going to buy some chalk and mark numbers on their foreheads I Or spray paint... Or paintballs LOL J/k. Lots of nice even fleeces this year though.

I'm not sure what will be available for ewe lambs yet this year, but I do have a few ewes available for sale as I make room for new stock and lambs. Little Red Oak Tansy and Little Red Oak Jet for sure, possibly Minwawe Lyra & Minwawe DoSiDo if I get a couple more spot producers to replace them. I have twin black krunet girls out of Minwawe Polka X White Pine Philemon AI that will be available. Those two are full of spit and vinegar, that's for sure. Happy go lucky as can be.

Okay, time for some photos! They're from the end of July, but you get a good idea of how the lambs are developing. Every time I've gone out since, we've had too much to do, or it's been crappy out and the pictures suck.

This little guy has the likeness of a ram lamb who went to live on the East coast last year. Penny, remind you of anyone? hehehe

Still deciding on this little gem if she'll stay or not.

This is North Star Tigerseye. She will be staying with us. She is FirthofFifth Rhiannon X White Pine Philemon AI.

This is Ruby (and Kumani's She was our little preme. Mom re-cycled after settling, and so had her and her BIG sister. Sister did great, but we had to suppliment Ruby after they got into an accident with a hog pannel and Ruby couldn't keep up with mom very well any more. Bedegrayne still knew who her baby was, so mom brought little Ruby out every day to visit with mom, and then would bring her in and feed her a bottle. Now she and Kumani share a bottle every day :)

Sommarang Gail with one of the aforementioned black ewe lambs of Polkas. Little turd tore her ear tag out already....

Little running boy

"I'm cute, gimme cookie!"

Gail in the backround, Polka next up, Dory (with an unknown lamb at her side), and Skippy in the front.
Ram at rest

One of Charms *yummy* boys :) Look at all that fleece already! Too bad moms is so harsh. It'll be good felting fleece though.

Not sure who she is, but she's gorgeous :)

Another treat monger....

I'd have to look at the list to see who this is, but look at that crimp, all the way down the legs :)

Here's one of the lookers. Fawn katmoget ram lamb out of....oh crap, who's he out of?! Ummm....I forget off hand. lol.

And his backend.

Kimia with a few lambs around her.

The "end" :) Adam with Kumani. Nice rear, eh? (Anni, not Adam ;-) )