‘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...
When it rains, it pours !

When it rains, it pours !

Ce n’est pas de la roupie de sansonnet quand il pleut en Normandie ! This past week we’ve had almost 5 inches of rain!  And it’s not over yet ! The river is flooded …  Depuis une petite semaine on a eu presque 12,5 cm d’eau !  Et ce n’est pas terminé...
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