Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Store and 2016 Breeding Groups

Under The Son Farm now has a new store front!  We have our some of our combed top, yarns, and goat milk soap listed. You can check it out here:

www.squareup.com/store/under-the-son-farm/  


2016 Breeding Groups

See the list below for what ewes are in with which rams.  All ewes are UTS (UnderTheSon) unless specified.

UTS Mackinaw River (UTS Dawson/UTS Meredith Blue - 2014 Reserve Champion Ewe, UK SSS judge inspected and passed; PG 1/PG  2), 2016 WSWF Supreme Champion, UK SSS judge inspected and passed, black, very fine crimp.  PG1
More diverse set of ewes with most of the older, well producing ewes in here.  The 2016 Champion Ewe, UTS Tacoosh, is in this group.  Expecting fine  blacks, white, and kats (possibly grey and light badgerface).  Mack is B/?


UTS Basmati (UTS Manchego/UTS Formosa Jade, both PG 1), white ram lamb, probably carrying modifier as he has emsket blue nose leather, longer, silky fleece.   Expecting whites and some modifieds from this group, possibly grey.


UTS Mansoori (UTS Mahon/S'More Maraca, both PG 1), fawn light badgerface ram lamb, very fine, silky fleece.  

UTS Asiago (Crosswind Pegasus/UTS Velvet, both were PG 1) - dark grey katmoget krunet, B/b, fine, silky fleece.  Asi ended up with Arroyo in Dec, who was originally in Mansoori's group.  PG1 by SF


UTS Smokey (UTS Venaco/UTS Sateen; PG 1/PG2), 2014 WSWF 2nd place ram lamb, grey katmoget, B/b, fine, silky, crimpy fleece.  PG 1
This is a spectacular group of ewes in here.  Very fine fleeces, top notch breed type ewes, a couple of being older, well producing ewes.  


UTS Nishiki (UTS Mahon/UTS Nadaleen, PG 1/PG 2),  light moorit ram lamb (will probably end up dark mioget), fine crimp.   Most of the ewes he has are modified, with silky fleeces.  Brandy has very fine crimp.




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

AI Collection of UTS Rams



Six UTS rams were collected.  Included are current and past supreme champions, place winning sires, sires that have produced place winning lambs, and a couple of other top quality rams. All are Premium Grade One rams with the exception of Asiago (he is a very low Premium grade two and Premium grade one by spin fineness). All of these rams have outstanding conformations and breed type.  Straws will be available for purchase once I get back the information for them.  Please PM me with any interest in acquiring straws from these top rams.


UnderTheSon Mackinaw River – black krunet, 2016 WSWF Supreme Champion, B/?

UnderTheSon Stilton – moorit/fawn, 2014 WSWF Supreme Champion, proven

UnderTheSon Smokey – grey katmoget, 2014 WSWF 2nd place ram lamb, B/b

UnderTheSon Manchego – white, produced the 2016 WSWF 1st place ram and 3rd place ewe lamb, carries spots, B/b

UnderTheSon Cameron – grey smirslet, proven, B/b

UnderTheSon Asiago – very dark grey katmoget, silky fleece, carries spots, B/b


Pictures are mostly from early to late summer, not full fleece. 

Short clip of Manchego and Cameron

video


Fleece pictures taken 11-30-2016.  About 6 months fleece growth.

Mackinaw's fleece - black

Mackinaw's fleece showing the crimp structure.  

Smokey's fleece - lighter grey katmoget

Asiago's - dark grey katmoget throughout 

Stilton - a modified fawn moorit

Manchego - white, nice and bright

Cameron - Ag grey, with a little bit of color which is rare for a fine fleece Ag




Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 Sheep for sale

With a very heavy heart I am having to downsize my flock.  The following are all quality sheep from years and years of breeding the best to the best.  I will be adding at least 7 more after I comb over the names to see who else I can part with. I'll also be updating this page with pictures when I get them.



Adult Ewes

All ewes are grade 2 and have nice fleeces. 

UTS Assam - 2010, white (UTS Broderick/UTS Pima).  Larger ewe.  Has produced triplets and spots.



UTS Pashmina - 2011, white (Whistlestop 0923/UTS Paxina).  


UTS Rysa - 2012, white mirkface (UTS Broderick/UTS Rahab AI).  Has produced polled ram.



UTS Innis - 2012, light moorit/fawn/mioget,  Using her light moorit grandson as a sire this year.  She is currently in with the UTS Manchego/UTS Jade (shaela/emsket) ram lamb.




Rams


UTS Manchego - 2013, white (UTS Cleggan/UTS Moire).  F2 Skeld.  Grade 1 Premium ram.  UTS Velchi, one of his 2016 sons, took 1st place ram lamb at the WSWF last month.  UTS Topaz, one of his 2016 ewe lambs placed 3rd at the WSWF as well.  I am retaining several of his daughters and using one of his sons this year as a sire.\






UTS Asiago - 2013, grey kat. B/b.  (Crosswinds Pegasus/ UTS Velvet).  Grade 2 Premium ram (SF is grade 1).  STILL AVAILABLE.  This ram has a very silky soft fleece and excellent structure.  Dark grey kat and carries spots.  


Asiago AFD
25.9
  SD     4.1 CV
15.8
CEM
7.1
SF
24.2




Lambs
Fawn kat ram lamb out of UTS Mahon/UTS Shenandoah.  Very fine and very crimpy.  Wide horns.  Excellent all around.  His mother was the finest fleeced ewe in my flock.  




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Some 2016 lambs


Some of the 2016 Lambs
Here are some of the purebred Shetland lambs from this year.  Not all are pictured and of the ones that are pictured, some will be available for sale.  Some will be keepers. 

UTS Manchego/UTS Talladega - fawn kat ewe

Emsket/Shaela ewe - UTS Cayoosh/UTS Madeline
Lt moorit, mioget moonspotted ewe- UTS Mahon/UTS Chianti

UTS Coso with musket spotted ewe and grey spotted ram by UTS Manchego

UTS Manchego/UTS Vintosha - white ewe

UTS Mahon/UTS Nadaleen - lt moorit/mioget ewe

UTS Mahon/UTS Shenadoah - moorit ewe and fawn kat ram

UTS Mahon/UTS Shenadoah -  fawn kat ram

UTS Mahon/UTS Mascarpone - white ewe

UTS Manchego/UTS Sierra Nevada - fawn kat ewe (head spotting)

UTS Manchego/UTS Sierra Nevada - grey kat ewe

UTS Elfin with moorit ewe by UTS Mahon

UTS Mahon/UTS Elfin moorit ram

UTS Manchego/UTS Teton - white ewe

UTS Chianti with her other lt moorit/dk mioget ewe by UTS Mahon

UTS Mahon/S'More Maraca - moorit light badgerface ram

UTS Mahon/S'More Maraca - black light badgerface ewe

UTS Manchego/UTS Formosa Jade - twin white rams

UTS Manchego/UTS Kjolen - black katmoget ram
Possibly a half poll.  Extremely fine.

UTS Manchego/UTS Cascade - white ram

UTS Cayoosh/UTS Mingay - lt moorit/dk mioget ram



BFL/Wensleydale/Teeswater/Shetland cross lambs -
These lambs will be available starting in June for $200 each.  White, moorit, black, and one grey available in ewes or rams (that can be wethered) for either commercial flocks or spinner's flocks.  There are close to 40 crosses available.    PLEASE, place your deposit now for one of these spectacularly fleeced lambs! Some have tight fine crimp and others will be longer, wavier, and more lustrous like the Wensleydale or Teeswater breed.   Pictured below are just a few of them.