John and I picked up Susie's dumped kids awhile ago. I dearly hope they do NOT have any communicable disease because I currently have nowhere to quarantine them as every available nook and cranny is stuffed with big bales of hay.
So, I built them a pen between my kids (Milo, Esme and Jimmy) and the white sheep family (Miss Maple, Gunnar and Arthur). I'm going to go on faith that everything will be okay. :op
Their ear tags are indeed scrapie tags; the Federal shield is on the underside of both tags. The breeder has a MO prefix, so they originated in Missouri. Barbara Burrows from my sheep list is something or other with the Federal scrapie program and she says if I send the numbers, she'll see what she can do about tracing the breeder.
The kids are cuties. The buckling (who will become a wether just as soon as they've settled in) is Morag and the doeling, Spike. Long story. If you want to read it, check out my public page at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sue.weaver.writer
I will finish the next-to-last chapter of the dratted pig/pork book tomorrow, so I should be back to the forum again in about a week (yaaay!). In the meanwhile, here are some pics I shot of Spike and Morag tonight (I'll get those collars off of them tomorrow and replace them with breakaway collars). They aren't very good because it was getting dark and I had the long lens on my camera.
- Sue -
BTW, it was so much fun to meet Susie and Jessie tonight. Zane is fantastic
! What a gorgeous baby. :o))))
Morag and Spike