Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Eddie the rooster goes to the fair

Oh Eddie boy, you are so handsome at the fair! The little chicken on the cage (on right) has his name written on it. Eddie is a bantam cochin rooster who is five years old. We raised him from a day old chick. He spends his summers chasin' hens all around the farm and bug-diving in the grass. In winter, he scratches around in the barn for tidbits of spilled grain. Being used to humans and handling, he was a great pick for a first year poultry project! His comb has survived many wicked winters and showed bright red the day of the show. The judge said he was in great shape for his age, but that his wing feathers were off just a bit. We knew Eddie was not a blue ribbon bird, but he was the ticket to the fair in poultry. He won a beautiful red second place ribbon out of five birds. Not bad Eddie boy!! What DID come home was three huge trophies for showmanship and herdsman awards!!! Yep! ALLLL showmanship trophies came home with us!!! This has been a knockout great first animal project fair!!! Photos of the trophies and Wooly Bear's Cat's Paw lace still coming!

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