Blue is a Mesquite son (we sold Mesquite last summer) out of our silver female Minnie Pearl. Blue is so laid back and sweet and easy going; I can walk up to him in the pasture and hug him, scratch his back and pat him. He loves to beg for treats. The new owners have two gorgeous silver/gray females that they are going to breed to Blue and the crias should be absolutely stunning.
Here is Blue as a cria. Can you see why we named him Blue?!
The photo above was taken when Blue was weaned.
The photo below was taken in June 2008 after Blue was sheared last.
And here is what Blue's sheared fleece looks like.
I had a waiting list for Blue's fleece. If I had kept Blue, I could have sold his fleece every shearing until he passed away and still not have made it through the list of people wanting one of his fleeces.
I'm happy that Blue is going to be used as a stud; he'll enjoy his new job and I cannot wait to see how his crias turn out! But when I started up the truck yesterday, Blue watched us pull away and he had a look on his face that seemed to say "HEY, wait! You forgot me!" I couldn't watch in the side mirrors as we left... Love you Blue.