Thursday, August 30, 2007

A (sort of) Comparison

Bramble Allister is a 7 year old moorit ram. Even though he is old and beat up, I like him a lot. He's a gentle, crimpy, single-coated ram with excellent conformation. (He's standing a bit funny here.) Alli has a lot of presence, I think. He's very masculine, even with his refined bone. And not a single iset fiber yet!


Windswept Unicorn is a white yearling ram. He has a definite presence as well. That is a quality I like to see in a ram. His bone is heavier than Allister's. He has more meat across the shoulder and hip. This could be his age, compared to Alli's. But that heavy bone and hoof makes me think it is genetic, not age. He has a blocky appearance.

2 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Thanks! Alli gives the appearance of being much taller; is he?

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

No, I don't think so.

Allister was standing on a hill. His front feet were higher than the back feet. That probably makes a difference.

Unicorn was standing in a hole. His front end was probably a bit lower than the back end.

I'll try to get a photo of the two of them side by side today. Mom lent me her camera. :) I love that thing.