Breeding Groups 2021-2022

Breeding Groups 2021-2022

Groupes de Reproduction 2021-2022 Breeding season is here with the first blasts of icy winter weather and frosty vegetation. La saison de reproduction chez les ovins arrive avec la première gelée de l’année et une végétation bien givrée. This year I have two breeding...
‘Tit Cadeau !

‘Tit Cadeau !

‘Tit Cadeau ! Waiting for his girls … En attendant les filles…. ‘Tit Cadeau is …100% St. Symphorien !100% magnificent !100% ready to get to work ! ‘Tit Cadeau est …100% St. Symphorien !100% magnifique !100% prêt à travailler ! The...
It makes everything darker …

It makes everything darker …

Il assombrit tout … As we’ve already seen, the darkening modifier produces a very real visual difference in both black and white Ouessant sheep. But it doesn’t stop there ! The presence of the darkening modifier also impacts pattern display of the intermediate...
Dots & Spots

Dots & Spots

Les taches et les bavures A few weeks ago I discussed the subject of intense black Ouessant sheep and how they are visibly different from brownish black Ouessant sheep. In this article I also suggested that this difference was due to a modifier that intensified the...
The Blackest Black

The Blackest Black

Le Plus Noir des Noirs ! Even though many other fleece colors exist in Ouessant sheep, such as white, brown, rusty midsides, and ouessant swiss, it is often said that Ouessant sheep are a breed of black sheep. To a certain degree this is true as the vast majority of...
A Bun in the Oven ?

A Bun in the Oven ?

Un polichinelle dans le tiroir ? It’s possible … but it’s really too soon to say ! This year the Spinning Shepherd has the privilege of using two lovely rams from Hervé Vaillant’s flock. Il se peut … mais c’est trop tôt pour dire ! Cette...
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