Sunday, 9 March 2008

Tarquin's Turn to be Featured

Tarquin is my ram lamb. He is a real sweety, but he's growing up and getting more assertive (ie he butts you!)

He is so soft when in a good mood that he will stand by me while I rub his nose. But I am not complacent. He is, after all, a ram.

There has been great debate as to whether he has done his job this season. No one saw anything, but it does look a bit as though three of the four ewes may be in lamb.

There's a bit of a virtual book running on the outcome!

So, here he is. The most beautiful ram anyone ever had.


Anonymous said...

LOL, he's sooo cute! Love the patches around his eyes!

VickiCockcroft said...

I know. He was like a baby panda when he was a lamb. There is a name for this kind of marking on Shetlands, but I'm ashamed to say I haven't learnt it yet.

Lovely to see you here!

Caitlin said...

Oooo isn't he gorgeous!

Photo's not bad either ;) x

PolkaDotsAndPaisley said...

What a cutie!

Tizzalicious said...

He's so cute and cuddly looking!

VickiCockcroft said...

Yes. He looks cute. And most of the time he behaves cute. But just sometimes he doesn't. He's soon not going to be a lamb any more and then we'll have to be very careful!!

Wychbury said...

Wow, he is just adorable.

I hope you are recovering from all the Stumbling! Good luck with Lambing! I did it once many years ago in Tewkesbury when I was small. I hope they all go smoothly. Where in Wales are you? I've been tracing my ancestry for years and both sides of my family have Welsh roots. We vist Wales a lot and I drag my poor family around graveyards and churches where my ancestors came from. Wish I lived there though!


Infinite Cosmos said...

He's adorable!! Is he a jacob? Our sheep are 3/4 shetland, 1/4 jacob but we will be acquiring 2-4 jacob ewes in about a month or so. whatever the breed, he is extremely charming!

VickiCockcroft said...

Hello infinite comos. No, he's not Jacob. He is a Shetland. My dad used to keep Jacobs, but they are too big for me to handle.