Monday, June 28, 2010

Buying rams

I've been on the hunt for new bloodlines to add to our flock. It's been hard to find a proven ram with good horns, fleece, heavy build, milky lines, calm temperament ..... Where are all of the proven rams? No one seems to offer them for sale. Betting on a ram lamb is always a gamble. The genetics can be good, but that is never a guarantee. Those ram lambs can be awfully cute, and quite tempting to buy....

I put a deposit down on a nice looking moorit mouflon yearling ram from The Creeks Edge. Alan Leighton is a very respected breeder, with a beautiful flock. The genetics will be a good fit with out flock, and the color and pattern will be a nice bonus.

I would really love to add another ram or two, and it would be especially nice if we could manage a trade. Our two mature rams are really nice. Wide horns, parasite resistant, muscular build. I'm especially keen on Grady. He's a yearling, but has been growing out exceptionally well. His fleece is rich and black, mild temperament, very long muscular build, wide horns.
Fable, our other mature ram is also a nice boy.... a black mouflon with an easy going temperament, wide horns, nice build.


Marie said...

Your new ram looks soooo nice! He seems to have such a kind look in his eye. And his horns look like they are going to be nice and wide. Can't wait to see who you breed him too! And what his offspring look like.
And your two rams are awesome! I hope they go to good homes!
See you in a couple of weeks! :)

Adam said...

Some really nice looking guys! You are always able to capture the majesty of your sheep!