Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Babies on the way!

I bred Silver City(chin) to Silverheels (chin) yesterday, and Shaelah (red) to Yukon (REW hiding choc tort, I think) this morning. Tomorrow, I will breed Santee (choc pearl) to Teton (pearl)

Monday, June 19, 2017

New baby

Mama brings her out each evening to graze in the backyard.  Baby deer race in big circles just like baby lambs do in the evening cool.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

BFL Update

These are some of my "grandkids", bred and raised by the Bernhardt family in SW Ohio.  They are out of Somerhill stock with a strong Llwygy X1 influence, which I think shows in their conformation.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The "string of pearls" is growing up

The pearls are coming along. I can't get over how beautiful Clotile is. I am beginning to suspect she really is a blue pearl, but will wait for a while to decide. She is a smokey beige with silvery ears, while her sister Joli Blon is more of a charcoal color. And Del Rey, the buck, is more typically dark chocolate brown with creamy wool.
Joli Blon (doe) and Del Rey (buck)

Clotile

Clotile closeup

Update on California's kids

Sheridan and California's kids are 11 days old now. Just like clockwork - eyes are popping open.
There are 2 chocolate chinchillas, a chocolate agouti, and a black.
Right now, it looks like they could all be bucks.
I want one of the choc chins, and the others will be available pending evaluations.
One buck is already reserved.  
My chocolate chinchilla buck.  

My little angels

Born 6-2-17.   These are Somerhill Whitehorse's first, sired by Rawlins.
All 7 are white.

Somerhill Rawlins
Somerhill Whitehorse




Thursday, June 1, 2017

California's new babies

Born Sunday, May 28th.   One black, 3 chocolate agoutis (or hopefully, chins)
Sired by Somerhill Sheridan (chocolate chinchilla)  

Somerhill Silver Glen

3 month old daughter of Sheridan and Silver City.  She is a light chocolate chin, and I was
not sure I liked the color at first, but its growing on me.   



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wool-A-Rama Wins

I showed Somerhill Driftwood at the Wool-a-Rama quad angora specialty shows this past weekend at the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, OH.    She was Best of Breed in all four shows, winning her championship with 6 legs total.
I also showed Alafair as a junior doe, and she was 1st out of 4 in 2 shows.  Her sister Sabelle placed first in another show.  Somerhill Del Rey, a pearl junior buck, was BOS in all four shows.  Young Quicksilver, another jr buck, got great comments.