Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Exhibit A: musket

This is Valiant Braveheart when he arrived at Boulderneigh as a lamb in June 2007. He is a classic Ag, born brown with "sugarlips" and white hairs in his ears (and a krunet), his fleece quickly fading to cream.

This is Braveheart now. His legs and head have stayed the same shade of brown while his body has completely faded.

Here you can see the lighter hair around his eyes, the white hairs in his ears, and his sugarlips.

While many Ag sheep have brown or black fibers mixed in with the white/cream fibers, making them grey or tan, you can see that Braveheart's fleece has virtually no dark fibers. (Dirty neck fleece above, covered midside fleece below.)

Next exhibit: another example of musket.

That's it for now from . . .

1 comment:

sheepsclothing said...

I love that first picture of Braveheart. Such poise. And such a handsome boy.