Thursday, January 24, 2008

Standing pretty; standing down

When I pulled Brava's coat Tuesday to put on a larger one, her fleece looked like one big mat of felt. On closer examination, though, it isn't felted - just very compressed. When parted, delicious fiber presents itself:I am pretty sure that Brava is musket (brown with the fading Agouti gene), but she is fading much slower than Braveheart. His fleece is basically white at the skin now, while Brava retains a delicious latte color. I can't wait to spin it!

I don't have many good photos of this pretty girl, so I asked Brian to hold her while I tried for one. I was amazed; she stood up like a little show sheep!

Meanwhile, Jackson's rakish ear has decided this week to "stand down." Now my friend Debbie will stop grumbling about getting him a "do-rag" to make him look presentable. Personally, I loved the way that ear flopped over his dome; it made Jackson look so jaunty. Now he looks, I don't know, more bland and submissive. (But don't let his looks fool you!)

That's it for now at . . .

7 comments:

TigereyeSal said...

Sooo not "bland and submissive"- more like imp and trouble, if you ask me!

Sally

Texan Will Travel said...

He's just sizing the camera up, wondering how tasty it might be...submissive, he is not! :)

Sheepmom said...

I have a ewe who is musket and faded out fast but her daughter, who is also musket ( her sire doesn't carry agouti ) is fading out slower. I think it depends on how " strong " the agouti gene expresses itself as to how fast they fade.
IMHO.
Benita

Nancy K. said...

What a gorgeous picture of Brava!
And I love the "half & half" blaze on Jackson's nose. Ears up or down, he's going to be one, handsome dog!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Nice wool! (she says while hoping the owner will share....)
lol

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Hi! We saw you on Miss Peach's! You said you had only heard of the term moggie once before so I wasn't sure if you know the definition. It is any non-pedigreed cat. Like using mutt for a dog. :D I am a moggie! Your woofie is very cute! ~Queen Snickers

shepherdchik said...

Yes, I have gotten concerned about that smashed down fiber under the coat before too. It does fluff up quite easily though.

I agree with you, I like the one ear up thing on Jackson too.