Raider’s Breeding Group
I finally remembered to take my camera with me when I visited the barn last night at feeding time. Raider and his girls were sharing a few flakes of hay with their equine buddies and the timing was right to snap a few photos.
Seen left to right are: Cyan, Paisley, Princess (laying down behind Princess is Rose), Hazel, Lily, Raider and Aphrodite.
I always enjoy visiting with this group of ewes, they’re some of my absolute favorites (some additional favorites are not pictured, such as Violet.) Most of these girls are older and wiser, not inclined to spook and are mostly friendly. Of course, Violet and Hazel come to greet us which is always so fun. Princess and Lily are usually not far behind them just listening to us talk to them and often times lay down to chew their cud.
Hazel was one of my bottle lambs from 2009. She has turned in to a stunning ewe physically and personality wise too. I absolutely love her horns. She is sired by Kenleigh’s Debonair (lilac four horned ram) and Mud Ranch’s Maud (black and white two horned ewe.) And though I’d really like to see if I can get lilac lambs from her, I really want to improve her fleece so she’s being bred to Raider. Her sister Edna, however, will be bred to Kenleigh’s Prescott in hopes that the lilac will come through. We shall see.
Of course, what’s a photo shoot without a photo of Annie and Violet? I’m going to keep on doing this tradition and fill an entire multi-photo frame full of Annie/Violet pictures throughout the years. What a fun project.
Aphrodite proved to be pretty resourceful last night and chose to glean some feed that dropped on to the back of her friend and sister April while Boudicca picks off the ground like a normal sheep.
And there’s our beautiful Cookie-horse. She’s getting to be an even darker red with the cool fall nights forcing her winter coat to start coming in.
So here’s Raider’s Girlfriend List:
- Lou Ellen
I hope the girls will forgive me if I’ve forgotten someone… I’m trying to do it all by memory without my flock book right here. Once Prescott arrives, and I get his group together, I’ll post another on his girls.