Friday, August 26, 2016

3 Weeks old

The kids are getting harder to photograph.  They are at that unruly stage; running around like the energizer bunny, never sitting still for more than an instant.  You line them up, and in the instant it takes the camera to snap the picture, someone moves.  Or even completely disappears from view.
Chinchilla buck, 3 chocolate chinchilla bucks.
Red buck, red doe, chestnut doe

Monday, August 22, 2016

Somerhill Sunnyvale

Sunny is a 2 month old cream SA doe who I will be showing this fall.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2 weeks old now.

Brentwood and La Joya's kids now have their eyes open.  I'm pretty certain of 2 chocolate chins, and the third is a ? yet.  Sure does have silvery legs, and does not look like any chocolate agoutis ever born here.  But the chestnut/copper is also unusual looking, so we wait.   It is very very dark, with reddish highlights in the fur.  Hoping it stays like this as the wool grows in.  One of the reds is firey, and the other is less so.  The little black chinchilla is the leader of the pack.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

3 Satin Angora Juniors for sale

Chocolate Agouti doe - pedigreed - $65

Ermine doe - non-pedigreed - $45
To approved breeding home - pedigreed - $65

Chestnut buck - pedigreed - $50

Friday, August 12, 2016

10 days old

 Brentwood and LaJoya's babies are 10 days old now.  I am certain of the 2 reds,
and there is a chinchilla and a chestnut/copper.   The 3 chocolates are still iffy.  I think
I have at least one chocolate chinchilla and the other 2 are probably chocolate agoutis.
One could still turn out to be a chin, though.   Their ears are up, and they definitely
can hear me now.  The eyes should begin opening this weekend.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

New litter

Announcing Somerhill Brentwood (chocolate) and Somerhill La Joya (chinchilla)
new litter, born 8-2-16.
2 reds, 2 black agoutis, and 3 chocolate based agoutis.  Time will tell if
they are chinchillas or not.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

We are growing!

California and Medicine Bow's kits are 7 weeks now.
Chestnut buck, and the does: cream, chocolate agouti, and ermine.
They will be available for sale in midAugust.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Look who stopped by

Mama deer and the twins dropped by this evening and posed for me.  They had
another doe and her twins with them.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Satin Angora Yarn

In this photo, the top skein, the chinchilla, is best represented in true color.
The middle skein, the copper, is not true to color.  The bottom skein is pearl.
This past week I have been finishing up clipping down the angora herd for summer heat.  The upside of this is more fiber to spin!
In this photo, the top skein, chinchilla, is not true to color.   It is not brownish.
The middle skein, the copper, is its true color.  The third skein is pearl.