It is especially interesting watching the lambs grow and develop this year. That is because we have done some cross breeding for the first time, and it is fascinating to see how the different breeds combine in the lambs. This is Bambam Too growing up. He is our only pure Shetland lamb.
Now compare him to Hank, from a Shetland ram and a Gotland Finn ewe. Hank is younger than Bambam but quite a bit larger.
And here is Hank’s sister Patsy. I do not see any Shetland characteristics in these sheep except their colors.
And then there’s Lambikins, again from the same ram but a Cotswold mother. To me she looks completely Cotswold.
And then there’s Little Magner from a different Shetland ram and a Gotland-Finn ewe, looking awfully Gotland to me.
What do you think? Do you see Shetland characteristics in these crossbred lambs?
PS They are for sale.