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Wicked Dark
04-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Lambs!! Shetland lambs to be precise. Raised mostly for wool at Pike's Farm in NH where a friend arranged for us to spend some time photographing them. They are so adorable it's hard not to just ooh and aah and try to cuddle them. One set of twins was very curious, but they tire easily and snuggle down basically wherever they are.

Twins (the bravest of the little ones) -
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2104/4512201311_5ebae75b74_b.jpg

Downtime (I just love the beginnings of his little beard) -
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/4514029203_7488c9957c_b.jpg

Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/4514709840_a9cc793b9a_b.jpg

Wicked Dark
04-12-2010, 02:20 PM
And pigs, can't forget pigs. I forget the species, but these guys are about 10 days old.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Animals/Around-the-Farm/P4115658/834780207_bBXEf-XL.jpg

Mad Aussie
04-12-2010, 03:37 PM
I've never heard of Shetland Lambs. Cool colouring.

I also didn't know pigs have 'species' ... I thought a pig was a pig! Although some are 'Chauvinistic' apparently :rolleyes:

Wicked Dark
04-12-2010, 03:42 PM
I actually meant to say breed not species. Goes to show what listening to a Richard Dawkins book while posting does to one.

Shetland sheep are very small as sheep go and provide wool similar to Marino sheep (marino wool) - that it is of a fine texture and can be worn next to the skin without a lot of irritation. They also come in an array of colors from nearly white to dark brown (some lambs lighten with age). Never learned so much about sheep or pigs in my life as yesterday.

Mad Aussie
04-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Marinos I know ... some the best wool in the world. The Kiwis have found a way to make 'New Zealand Mink' ... blending Marino wool with Possum Fur! Apparently it's awesome. NZ is FULL of possums!!

JAS_Photo
04-12-2010, 04:00 PM
Lol, cuteness overload going on here!

Bambi
04-12-2010, 05:55 PM
this level of cuteness can be fatal so thanks for the warning! :D

I adore lambs and these are very cute.

Greg_Nuspel
04-12-2010, 07:41 PM
Very cute :angel:

AntZ
04-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Yep, cute...event the pigs :)

Wicked Dark
04-12-2010, 08:18 PM
Thanks guys. I tried to get some shots of 4-day-old pigs, but they were shy and their enormous mama (Petunia) kept getting in the way. They were adorable. The lambs were hilarious, alternately tentatively exploring, running, nursing and napping.