Sunday, April 11, 2021

All Lambs Are Cute

All lambs are cute, but this set of twins at Tanglewood Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, might be (shhhhhh ;-) the cutest ever.

Meet Annie and Angus.  They are F1 Valais Blacknose crosses.   

Their mom is the famous Amy, a Cormo/Wensleydale cross from Wing And A Prayer Farm in Vermont.  Their dad traveled even farther!  The Valais are a Swiss breed and since no actual sheep can be imported into this country, the only way to establish them here is to import purebred semen from Switzerland.  

It takes five generations to achieve the highest percentage.  F1 means Annie and Angus are the first level of progression in the breed-up program in the United States.  

Amy worked very hard to produces these sweet lambs and she loves them very much.

There is a new puzzle.  Enjoy!


Sheepmom said...

Oh my gosh, they are awesome!! I'm dying to feel them - be sure to tell us what their fleeces feel like as they grow. PS. What breed is Mom? The Wensleydales and Teeswaters used Cotswolds and others as foundation ewes - curious what the VB's are using.

Unknown said...

Bunny Lambs! Valerie

MarmePurl said...

Oh My. I might have to keep coming back to this post over an over just to see all that cuteness.

I need orange said...

Are they allowed to bring in embryos?

It's good to keep our critters safe from diseases found elsewhere, but this is a laborful way to get new breeds here!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Amy is a Cormo/Wensleydale cross. I think I've heard of using Scottish Blackface ewes and several of the other longwool breeds.

I'm not sure on embryos. Good question!

Shirley said...

Oh my goodness that got a big Awwwww! from me! Cuteness overload! Love the photo of them peeking around the tree and the mama loves photo.

Terry and Linda said...

You are ever so right, those are DARLING lambs

Far Side of Fifty said...

They are so so cute! :)

Cheryl West said...

What a very dear family they are. Amy is just a super mama and those lambies are too cute for words.


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