Reg. Shetlands and Purebred Cochin Bantams

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Early this morning my final pregnant ewe gave birth. This time I was ready though. Unlike Izzy, Bea dropped and it was increadibly obvious! So I got up extra early to check and see what presents awaited me... twin ewe lambs. Which will make 4 ewes and no boys! Which is ironic because close friends who also have shetlands have had 12 ram lambs and 1 ewe lamb this year. That fifty fifty chance seems to be unefective. The names are tenitive HOWEVER, I am pretty sure that they will be Melody and Nova. (Nova is the one im not sure about. She might end up being Hamony). Melody is a brown\moorit gulmoget with a gorgous face just like Eloise. Nova\Harmony is black at the moment, not sure how that will turn out, with small white spots on her body, and facial markings. Both are sweet as can be!
Melody with mom Bea in the back

Melody on the left and Nova on the right

Nova trying to escape the picture. I have found that it is extremly hard to get them to stand still long enough for a good shot! Although Melody seems to pose more than Nova.

Nova taking a nap

Eloise has gotten so big! She couldn't stand not having part of the spotlight so she insisted that I get at least one good picture of her...

Eloise and Poppy nursing on a very complacent Izzy.
Eloise and Poppy have grown up fast. Eloise seems to be the most personable at the moment, her hobbies include chewing obsessivly on everything in her path(mostly me and any garmets I have on) and running around with a combination of boinking, hopping, and leapping. Poppy is quite happy with the ocasional running match and spends the rest of her time lazing in the sun.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


This sunday Izzy finally lambed. After months of waiting they were finally here. Two little girls who are perfect and adorable in everyway. Today is their first day playing with the rest of the sheep, as I let them out with my two other ewes and everyone seems to be getting along great. Both are gulmoget, but neither of them look to be black or shaela. I believe, looking at the minimal amount of wool they have that they will be either a gray or an emsket, somewhere inbetween mom and dad. Poppy has the blettet facial markings just like mom, but hers look like eyebrows. And Eloise has what I believe is a flecket facial marking. Up until this point I hadn't realized that gulmogets could have addtionial markings but I guess they do! Izzy has been being a great mother, and despite her irritation with Minnie, for existing, things have gone smothly.
The twins when we found them in the morning

Eloise on the left and Poppy on the right. Pooppy loves to sleep on that rock:)

Eloise behind Izzy


Eloise is in the back and Poppy is up front. (Poppy is a great headrest)

Poppy dosn't like to pose for pictures, but were working on getting a good head shot...

Bea looks like she is getting ready to lamb, her colostrum is in her udder and I am really exited to see how her babies turn out. And I honestly think Minnie is super exited to have the babies around because now she will have someone to play with! They were chacing her earlier and she was having a great time.