Woo-hoo! We brought home some new sheep yesterday. These guys fall well into the "always wanted it" category: Babydoll Southdowns. They are pint-sized, adorable, stout little sheep. Let's see: "bulldog" build, ultra-cute, and they come in a color that could be described as "blue" or "silver." YUP, these will fit right in at Howling Hill Farm.
They are freshly shorn (thank you, Pattie!), so they aren't quite as mind-meltingly cute as Babydolls usually are, but still, they are even pretty darned cute naked.
There is one lamb (not out of either of these ewes), and she is at that "so cute it could be weaponized" stage. Unfortunately she is a little camera shy, but I'll keep trying.
The Jacobs, meanwhile, are not to be outdone. They just can't compete in the cute department -- Babydoll Sheep are bred to be cute, after all -- but they make up for it with the fact that they win the title for Most Badass Sheep Breed. This year's lamb crop has at least two lambs who are going to grow up to have FIVE horns. Interestingly, both of the ones that have five so far have the fifth horn on the left. Hmm ... Wonder which side their dad's fifth horn was on?
The ram lamb's fifth horn is getting really obvious. Right now, it looks like he only has three ("only" three), but if you look closely at the two largest horns, you can see the split down the middle.
This ewe lamb's are a little more subtle as they are just starting to grow in, but the split is more obvious: two little horns on one side, three on the other.
Pretty cool, eh?
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.