Twinky was the most asked about lamb of 2008, but it was a different question. “You’re keeping that one?”!
Twinky was the last daughter of my matriarch, Craft’s Ruby’s Belle. I had pretty high hopes for RubyBelle’s last lambs. Even I had to admit that cute was the highest accolade I could come up with for Twinky at birth . If you look closely, you can see that she does have a small lip spot and the right eye does have a very tiny eye ring. She was originally to be named Patchwork Ruby’s Bella, but somehow Twinky just seemed to fit. I confess to occasional bouts of barn blindness, but even I knew this was one silly looking lamb.
She started to mature a little and began to exhibit a rather nice presence and a promising fleece. I started to think she might become a decent ewe despite being a little light in the facial markings department. Still cute, but starting to be more than cute…
As she matured, she moved past cute to being a wonderful fleece provider.
As well as a producer of quality lambs.
not to mention having four strong and well spaced horns .. and a charming attitude.
(note.. you can see how the pigment has darkened on her nose. This is what usually happens)
So, why did I keep “that one”? I love her bloodlines, her fleece, her horns, her offspring and I think she’s cute .