Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ewe Lamb with Unusual Markings

Here are some more pics of our ewe lamb with the unusual coloring and markings.


5 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

What an adorable little thing! She looks more like a manmade stuffed animal than a real live Shetland, especially with that unusual coloring. I'll be interested to learn what more experienced shepherds say. I know Bill Stearman had an unusual ram lamb last year; don't know that I ever heard a verdict on that color.

Juliann said...

I'm going to guess Awt with lots of pheo.
She's cute! :)

Nancy K. said...

I agree with Juliann. I'd say she's Awt (white) with lots of phaeomelanin. It makes the white fiber look tanish/goldish/reddish. What a beauty!! A lot of the pigment will probably fade but it is such a beautiful birth color! I'd take lots of pictures as she's a very unique lamb!!

What a great Easter present...

Redbud Lane Farm said...

Thanks everyone! I have a little ram lamb that is colored similarly but not as striking. I was thinking they would both fade to white eventually. I do love the little stripe down her back though. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Her markings almost match one of the baby goats :-)