Mabel, MN March 19, 2016 – To add to the excitement of shearing day, I had two little ewe lambs born this morning to Hattie and Winslow. They are both as black as coal – NOT what I expected from a white ram*. The longer I’m at this it seems the less I know about fleece color genetics. They are darlings – weighing in at 7#11 ounces and 7#4. Mom and daughters are doing very well. I need to start thinking of names starting with B in earnest now. Watch for new arrivals on
*It turns out – Winslow’s dam was black so it makes sense after all. He carries the black gene from her masked by the dominance of the white gene from his sire.