Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Meanwhile, Back At Christmas Lamb Camp

This was supposed to be a quick, drive-by post to share a picture of my favorite lamb from Christmas Lamb Camp and it turned into Quite A Mystery!

Is he not just as striking as he could be!  He's just now starting to get a little sun bleaching on his forehead, but his body is still coal black.  He's so black compared to all the other "black" lambs that he's very easy to spot anywhere in the field. 

And his wool is crazy!  It's probably 3" long, compared to the other lambs that are more "normal" at about 1".  And it's mostly just sticking straight out, not curly, like a plushy stuffed animal.  I just love him and can hardly wait for his first shearing.  

When I decided to post him this morning I wanted to link back to one of his baby posts.  And I couldn't find any.  What?!?  My favorite lamb from day one and I didn't post any pictures of him?!? Heck, I couldn't even FIND any pictures of him in any folders!

Well, I did find this one.  That's him in the background.  I know it's him because he was eye catching even as a tiny baby.  Quite a looker.  That's definitely him.  And his sister and his mom...I was pretty darn sure.

Okay, here's a clue.  He has a tiny white tip to his tail.  Back through the files I go.

I can find a lamb with a matching tail, but that lamb has white on his head.  A small spot on the forehead and more carrying over the top.  So, that's not him.  There is no white on his head anywhere, right?  But it sure looks like him in this picture...

I then called the voice of reason, the "grandmother of these lambs" ;-).  

"Have you ever had a white spot disappear?"  

"No, I've seen a few hairs hairs fade out or blend in, but..."  

"I just can't believe I never took any pictures of that lamb."  

"Well, do you have any pictures where you can see an ear tag?"

Ah, great idea!  That I'd have never come up with on my own.  Sigh...  Click to biggify that last picture and then biggify the first picture.  The numbers don't lie.  003 is him!  

And now my five minute post has turned into an hour post and I'm going to pull a Maisie..."Why do these things always happen to me?!?"  ;-)  


Shirley said...

Now that the nieces have left I have tom to catch up on my blog reading! Oh my what a cute bunch of lambs in your last 4 posts. I thought for sure the peacocks would fan their tails but alas!
This little black lamb should come and live with you. Just sayin'.

LannieK said...

A Maisie for sure :-o but you got a great pix now. I thought for sure he was the other black Christmas lamb. But tags don't lie. He's such a Cutie! And those eyes! A Cotswold x obviously with 3" long fleece. He is really gonna make a spinner happy!

Alice said...

Quite a bit of skullduggery to find the true identity of the black lamb. Did he ever get a name?

sophy0075 said...

I can't imagine you will just take "Blackie's" (until you come up with a decent moniker) first shearing *only*. Surely he will "somehow" find his way into your vehicle and end up at Equinox Farm. Can I have dibs on his second shearing ;) ?

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

He is a certifiably beautiful guy. I can see why you're taken with him. Such fun I've had traipsing through your blog tonight. :)

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

He is a certifiably beautiful guy. I can see why you're taken with him. Such fun I've had traipsing through your blog tonight. :)

Michelle said...

Little white spots often disappear from Shetland lamb heads, so I'm not surprised. Will he move to Equinox Farm?

Ruth said...

It is so fascinating how lambs' faces change as they grow! :)


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