Three purebred Shetland breeding groups were made this fall, with lambs expected in Mar-Apr. All three tested RR (woohoo!) and have great structures and fleece. All are calm rams with good temperaments. 1/3 of the breeding ewes are yearlings this year.
Cygnus - White, very fine, dense, very soft, B/?, RR, 2021 ram
(UTS Tonga/UTS Moonwind)
Cygnus notes: One of the finest and softest handling fleece on adult rams I've had. Every time I touch his fleece, my fingers just don't want to leave. This is about as ideal Shetland fleece as you can get, of course on a great structure. Horns have good clearance. Fleece stats this yr (lamb) AFD 20.2, SD 4.2, CV 21, SF 19.6.
Ewe notes: Tacoosh and Windsong are WSWF Champion ewes and great producers. Rissa (a Windsong daughter), Puffin (half sister to Cerina), Jaeger, and Tern are all yearlings and have dense, very fine/fine fleeces. Markoti and Sekka (Skua's mother) are 6 yr old ewes with silky fine fleeces. Keeping Windsong's daughter from this year.
Also in Obsidian's group but is always underfoot so out of the camera - Harlequin (Yuglet sokket grey kat)
Ewe notes: Kitti and Maali are yearlings. The rest are adults that have produced very well, all with great fleeces and structures. Conde and Bali have ewe lambs that are keepers this year.