I have a young Lionhead buck, blue tort, very nice. Unfortunately, he has wool on his ears. Does anyone know if he will pass this trait on to his offspring? I know it's a DQ on the show table, but is he worth keeping (or selling) for breeding stock?
I live about 15-20 mins away!!! Just north of London.Fuzzy ears, not tassles, but definitely wool. I did see that they're trying to change the standard so it's no longer a DQ, after I posted.
He's getting on for five months at least, and has shed out a nice saddle. Quite frankly, apart from the woolly ears, he's gorgeous! I bred him, so I do know his parents, and they don't have woolly ears. I could try him on my single-mane black doe and see what we get. She has four gorgeous kits now (one of which is a foster), about nine or ten weeks old, so they are at the "tribble" stage . One is a beautifully marked harlequin buck and I'm soooo tempted to keep him - the other two are black does like mamma, only double-maned.
I was supposed to go pick up a little single-maned, tri-coloured buck this morning, but it's bitterly cold, very windy and where I was supposed to go, they're calling for severe snowsqualls. I decided to stay home. I was driving home in the snow last night, and slid right through a stopsign - fortunately it was on a back road, and no one was coming the other way, but I don't feel like sliding into a ditch out in the boonies (Ilderton, for you lot out that way!) and freezing to death!
You've got to get a picture of that! Hurry! Before the popples pop out all over the place!Yep, I figured you were somewhere over that way - that's why I mentioned it.
I'll have to get the camera out sometime. I've got the quite nice Harlequin kits as well as this harlequin Lionhead that I should get pictures of. The Harlequins are three weeks old and haven't ventured out of the nestbox yet, which is unusual. Every time I look at them, they're cuddled up like sardines, head to tail to head to tail. :cute: