Sunday, December 7, 2008

One the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

11 new cormo ewes. Well technically I gave them to myself. And I have no idea which day of Christmas this is. 
But the "11 cormo ewes" part is right. 
We are all flat-out exhausted from a loooong day but I can't go to bed without at least putting up some pictures of the new ladies.

These are the four ewe lambs. You'll be seeing a lot more of them when the lambcam is up and running.
Here are three of the seven adult ewes. According to the breeder, all of these ladies twin when they lamb. So we have a whole lot of cormo cuteness to look forward to come spring.
Here's a peek under their jackets.
Isn't it lovely?
More pics tomorrow. Tomorrow we'll start the naming. Ya'll came up with some really wonderful possibilities but it's not to late to weigh in.

19 comments:

Jennifer King said...

Wow, that is "lovely"! I'm curious about the jackets...Do you use them for all the Cormos? It seems like I've seen other jacketed Cormos elsewhere. Is that because they are sooooo beautifully white? Congrats on the new pretty girls. Jen

--Deb said...

Wow, look at that FLEECE! Mmmm...

And, if I'm not mistaken, December 25th is actually the FIRST day of Christmas, and then they run until (...pause while I Google it...) Epiphany on January 5th.

But, who cares? Nobody gave anybody Cormo in that song, so ... who needs it?

Manise said...

Congrats on your beautiful ewes! Alice Field breeds wonderful Cormos! It's always a treat to peek under their coats :-) Dense like albacore tuna in a can.

|chee-uh| said...

That is amazing. I've never seen that before. I know, I'm too city sometimes.

Rebecca said...

What beautiful ewes! Thanks for the peek under the coats- how exciting!

Maggie said...

holy bananas! It's like marshmallows! WOW!! The ladies are gorgeous too, but that FLEECE! Drool!

Jean said...

Gads, that's gorgeous. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is certainly true in this case, isn't it? I did a "12 days of Christmas" thing on my last post too. lol.

PolarBearCreations said...

What beautiful animals!
I had no idea that the fleece would look like that if they wear jackets.Absolutely beautiful!!

Alwen said...

They are so distinguished looking - and that fleece!

Joanb said...

The fleece is so beautiful and soft looking... I want to run my hands and fact through it. OK, maybe not the face :)
They're a sweet looking group of ladies.

Danielle said...

That fleece is gorgeous! Wow. Wow!

Turtle said...

Ah so sweet! (and lovely fleece!)

Susan said...

Maggie, you have marshmallows on the brain lately!

Shirra said...

Beautiful! They have such sweet faces.

LiquidLace said...

What dense, lush fleeces! Such a good way to stay warm.

Here are the few island names I could think of that hadn't been posted previously (or I missed them):

Atlantis
Alcatraz
Langerhans
Floating
Christmas
St Helena
Cuba
Madagascar
Samoa
Jersey

Perry said...

What fun to see the fleece on the hoof! We city folk appreciate what must seem pretty basic stuff to you!

-Perry-

Fergus N. Jackson said...

Thanks for the sneak peek. I can't wait to see what their names will be.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

ok, i just have to ask...with such lovely fleeces, why do they need jackets? well, none of you asked! are they going to be theme names for just names? i like marshmellow and cuddles and softy and...it's hard to name them when you haven't met them and know their personalities....i'm going back to my room now

puddleduck

HODGEPODGESPV said...

ok, yes, we do have a theme going

here goes

taboga (off panama)
tabago
prince edward
quesham
seletar
lord howe

and now...for your view pleasure, a bunch of scottish islands
orkney
shetland
hebrides (inner and outer)
skye
mull
tiree
sanday
shapinsay
rum (there is tildy over the u)
seaforth
uist
crowlin
coll
treshnis
jura
danna
staffa
flannan
mingulay
noss
seil
kerrera
lismore
colonsay
luing
lunga
scarba
muck
st kilda
mealasta
wiay
monach
boreray
rona
canna
soay
trodday
wiay
ar kilda
scarp
baleshare
benbecula
boreray valley
bernerray
hemetray
ascrib
fuday
eriskay
grimsay
scotasay
much
eigg
coll
rockall
arran
tithq
gigha
kirkiboshran
gilbert
scotlan island, new south wales

complements of your puddleduck, her scottish hubby and wikimedia's herbrides map!