Wooho! I've been busting at the seams waiting to blog about little Spud. I wanted to make sure I had permission to post this picture. Here he is in San Diego, California at his first big show. As a matter of fact he is the first in the 6 years I've been raising shetlands. There were 17 shetlands at the show, three ram lambs and 3 yearling rams in the ram classes. The judge was Glen Rask from Colorado. He said that Spud was "one of the most correct (shetlands) he has seen". I believe this judge has judged shetlands at the Nationals in Estes Park? I'm so not into the show circuit.
How could Spud miss. I'm told Nattee, in picture, spent two hours brushing him and polishing his horns. He even has a woolly poll not very common in my flock. I was told he was the hit of the barn. Shetlands are like little toys when they show with the big guys.
Spud is from Hattie "Who" and his sire is Cider. Both Desert Peach animals and third generation born here. Now if I can get some horns on my rams to grow right I might get some herd sires from my flock to sell!
Spud was heard saying when asked what he'll do next. "I'm going to Disneyland!"
He really will be going to a few more shows in July. This is so fun. It's like having a dog handler who takes your dog on the road. Even better when your animal shows well.
The halls are finally decked!
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