Our breeding goals were to 1) produce more self-colored light-phase (SCLP, or "chocolate") lambs to add to the (only) 4 that existed in North America in 2012, and 2) to extend the white on our "black and white" (B&W) line, and 3) attempt to get extensive white spotting in RBST Soay. Let's take them in order.
Self-colored Light Phase:
Blue Mountain Express, the only mature SCLP Soay ram in NA, was the sire for all ewes in this group.
|Blue Mountain Express '08|
|Blue Mountain Cocoa '08 and '13 twin SCLP lambs Carob-r and Candi-e.|
|Ozette '12 and SCLP Erin-e '13.|
|Woodland Creek Zooey-e '13.|
We have 3 of the first group - light wild phenotype. EVERY ONE OF THEM gave us an SCLP lamb!
|WC Zillah gave us SCLP Zooey-e '13.|
|WC Indigo and SCLP Iris-e, note white poll wisp!|
|WC Nazca and SCLP ewe lamb|
|WC Mickey and WC Minnie (twins) and '13 ewe lambs. All are genetically the same: Aa/Aa, BB/Bb, so "3/4" SCLPs|
So the total tally? Six more SCLP lambs added to our flock - 4 ewes and 2 rams. Two of the ewes have a few white hairs at their poll, and one ewe has a wisp, so white spotting is also definitely present in this group. Here is a group photo of all 5 dams and their 6 lambs.
|Two SCLP Ewes with 3 SCLP lambs, and 3 light-wild hidden self ewes with 3 SCLP lambs.|