Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Exhibit B addendum

Well, wouldn't it be interesting if Brava, who I thought was Ag, is actually fawn? To add more pieces to her color puzzle, below are the two photos I have of Brava's dam, Valiant Penelope, who is registered as an emsket marlit (Brava's sire is registered as a light grey).In this head shot, she clearly looks brown-based to me, which would rule out emsket.The marlit describes the "marbled" look to her fleece.

Below are fleece shots of Brava taken when she was nearly three months old, before she left AZ. She wasn't fading at skin level then, but she did fade eventually. So is she a slower fading Ag? Or a fawn? (Click on any of the photos in this post to biggify for more detail.)


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5 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

That should be against the law! I feel like I just watched a Red Lobster commercial a half hour before dinner, my mouth is watering! lol
Sorry I cant help with the color mystery, havent got a clue.

Sharon said...

Are my eyes deceiving me or am I seeing moorit fleeces? How many moorits are you going to have?!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Well Sharon, that depends on how we define moorit! I have three little "brown" fleeces on the hoof, two of which may actually turn fawn (one of those - Bevin - is already sold). Then there is Valentine, who I THINK is fawn (a post on her is coming up); her fleece is light silvery taupe, not moorit. Then there is Brava, who has chocolate mousse areas and silvery taupe areas, so more brown but not moorit. Braveheart is brown-based but has pearly fleece, so he doesn't count, and neither does Brava's dam pictured at the top of this post, because I don't own her. And remember, I am getting Inky this month, who is black-black-black and with Braveheart can produce moorit, musket, black and grey. I also have Dinah, who is snow-white but carries brown. I think that's a nice variety for a tiny flock, don't you? :-)

Carol Bator said...

Yes, I would call Brava and her mother fawn colored. And yes, I think you have a very nice combination of color genetics in your small flaock.

North Star Shetlands said...

Looks fawn to me :)