Sunday, March 26, 2017

Springfield Ohio Double Show results

What a great show day! Satin Angoras were well represented in Springfield Show A. 5 white with 3 exhibitors. 13 colored with 6 exhibitors. Both SR classes in colored have enough for legs! Plus, we were first on the table in both Show A & B, so were finished up by 2:30. In Show A, Silverheels was BOSV and Santee was BOV in her first showing. In Show B, Silverheels was again BOSV and BOS. Add to that I was able to get all my young seniors registered, and it was a very satisfying day. Congrats to Ann Mary for BOB in Show A and to Will for BOB in Show B!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Llwygy X1

This is the ram that my flock was based on before it was sold.  He is a Welsh ram, and at the time of his collection, was the top indexing ram in the UK sire reference scheme.
Photo credit:  Jared Lloyd, taken at Great Llwygy Farm, Jo Binns, owner

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Litters born March 11th

There are 4 pearls.  2 are from Litle Big Horn and California, and I am guessing will
be chocolate pearls.  The other 2 are from Yukon and Oakland, and are likely black pearls.
Cali also has 2 self blacks, not pictured.

These are Yukon and Oakland's other kits.  There are 2 black chinchillas,
and 3 black self chins.

These are Sheridan and Silver City's babes.   2 black chins and a chocolate chin.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

What a relief!

After weeks of above normal temps, on Thursday night, the temperatures plummeted and we had snow in the morning.  Of course, right before 3 of my Satin Angora does were to kindle.   California had a single black kit Friday evening, so I brought it in the house for the night.  
Checked everyone at midnight, and all was quiet.  The sky was clear and the stars were very bright in the COLD air.  Temps went down into the 'teens.
This morning, I found both Silver City and Oakland had kindled.  Both had pulled lots of wool, and their babes were warm, dry and fed.  Silver City has four - 3 chinchillas and a chocolate chinchilla.  
Oakland has seven - some chinchillas, self chins, and 2 pearls/ermines.   The 2 light colored ones went into California's nestbox to help keep her singleton warm.  
Its to be colder than normal for the next 10 days. (average highs s/b near 50)  Another night in the 'teens tonight, and clear skies.  Today it will not get over the freezing mark, but the sun is out and the sky is bright blue.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Introducing Somerhill Driftwood

Driftwood, a 3 month old chinchilla doe from Brentwood and Oakland.  

She has RINGS!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Big Bird

 We thought there was an eagle in the big Hickory below the house on the other side of the creek.

But no, it was a Great Blue Heron.   Decent image for a shot taken 111 yards away!  Love the 24X zoom on my Olympus  SZ-16

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pretty Chin girls

Silkwood and Satinwood are ready to go to their new homes.  
They are 9 weeks old and weigh over 4# already.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New litters planned

Watch for 3 new litters around March 11th.

GrCH Aboundingful Yukon (REW) x Somerhill Oakland (chin)

GrCH Somerhill Little Big Horn (chin) x Somerhill California (chestnut carrying chin)

Somerhill Sheridan (choc chin) x Gr CH Somerhill Silver City (chin)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Somerhill Silverheels

At 4 months and 7# already, Silverheels is busy growing in a dense, silky adult coat.
He is a California son out of GrCH Aboundingful Yukon, and is slated to be my
next chinchilla herdsire.  

Monday, January 23, 2017

6 week old photo shoot

Brentwood and Oakland's kits are growing up.  Colors, sex, prices and availability on the sales page.