Please contact us by phone and/or email if you are interested in a particular lamb or a small flock. Lambs are still young and can change as they grow, however this lamb crop has the most potential for overall quality we have ever seen in our lambs at this age. It is a genetically diverse group of fine-fleeced Shetland lambs bred to be dispersed into small flocks for new breeders interested in breeding quality, pedigreed Shetlands, or to be sold individually to experienced Fine Fleeced Shetland Sheep Association breeders or those aspiring to that goal. If we do limited breedings this coming fall, it will be to finish up some of our work with genetic diversity, which the entire Shetland breed, especially in North America, is in need of. We are experienced and serious about maintaining or improving quality of the breed. We will not place/sell one of our sheep or lambs unless we are confident they will be well cared for and their pedigrees will be maintained and bred within the known gene pool of the breed. This is a heritage breed with many assets and precious genetics that need to be preserved. As we have aged and have been gradually dispersing our flock and hoping a legacy of quality will be maintained through these lovely sheep when we are no longer breeding, which could be as soon as a year from this coming fall.
We used 4 sires and 7 dams this year and ended up with 12 lambs. Lamb photos are grouped by sire and primary tail line going back in most cases to a primary tail line ram on the Shetland Islands, listed for each sire. Dam of lamb is listed first in photo caption, followed by birth date, color, pattern, and fleece details as far as we know them. We have not named most lambs yet and are considering a bird naming theme. The flock prefix GT, (Glen Tamarack), means the ram was bred by us born and raised on our farm. Pedigrees for parents of lambs can be looked up for free, by non-members or members, on North American Shetland Sheep Association (NASSA) website using name of sheep and flock prefix. Be aware that “musket” of which we have 4 lambs this year, is both a brown-based color and an Agouti (Ag) pattern. Agouti is a pattern caused by fading-musket lambs are born cocoa-colored and will fade to cream on the blanket as adults with the brown on head, legs, and belly remaining into adulthood. Katmoget is another type of agouti pattern some lambs this year have, (Ab)where underparts are dark and fleece blanket is lighter, and lamb has badger-like stripes on face around eyes.