That's what I'm calling him. He's our rent-a-ram and he came with no name. I've got to have something to call him, so ..... "The Mister" is it. If he were here to stay, I'd work a little harder at naming him, but he'll be leaving in a few months ( or less, if he gets the job done quickly! ). The Mister is a Wensleydale ram lamb ( born this past spring ) and he's got the most gorgeous fleece. If you look closely, you can see that he has no britch and his fleece is beautifully consistent, front to back with plenty of luster. I can't wait to see what kind of lambs he gives me.
The Mister has not been handled at all, so it's been a little challenging to settle him in here. He's been penned where he could see other sheep and that has kept him fairly content, but this morning the last of our hay was delivered and he did not like the noise from the hay elevator. He was starting to get anxious and was trying to jump over the sides of his pen, so we gave him a girl to keep him company.
As you can tell by her expression, she is not that pleased or impressed. This is Gabby (sister to the famous Graham ). She's 3/4 Bluefaced Leicester and 1/4 Romney and has a beautiful fleece herself. I'm hoping these two make some beautiful babies !
|( Kinda looks like a wide load - not her best angle, but look at that fleece ! )|
Happy weekending !