Goodbye Snowflake

Yesterday we said goodbye to V Creek Snowflake. Snowflake was our oldest ewe. She would have been 11 in the spring. We babied her this winter, feeding her extra rations, and checking and double checking on her in the coldest weather. Snowflake had come to us rather shy, and although she never seemed to want to be pet the way some of our other sheep did, she was friendly in her own way.

Snowflake will live on in the three offspring she has which live at Emancipation Acres: Emancipation Inara, Emancipation Abbie and Sommarang Eva.Snowflake’s lambs never disappointed. She was an excellent mother, who consistently produced excellent lambs.  I am glad to have her lambs to remember her by.

We will miss you Snowflake!

Snowflake and her 2013 lamb, Abbie.

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Chowing pumpkin with Emancipation Katniss.

20120920_110933Snowflake and her 2013 lamb Emancipation Inara (one of my all time favorite sheep)

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7 responses to “Goodbye Snowflake

  1. Goodbye Snowflake! Sorry to hear this Erica.

  2. I’m sorry, Erica. I am carefully monitoring my oldest ewe, also a white girl who has produced wonderful lambs. I have NONE of her offspring, so am hoping for twin ewe lambs to keep, as this will be her last lambing season.

  3. hi ms pat, so sorry to hear about snowflake. l know all about your-als love of your animales. keep in touch with me please. tell my brother he could call his sister sometime.love youal

  4. Sorry to hear about Snowflake 😦 She was a beauty.

    I hope you don’t mind me asking here, I saw a post from a few years ago where you bred Silkies to Ameraucanas. I want to do the same thing.

    DId your first generation hens lay blue eggs?

    And when you bred them back to the silkies for the second generation, what colour were the eggs?

    I’m trying to do the same thing as you, your advice could save me some time!

    • The blue egg laying gene is dominant. Your F1 generation will lay blue eggs but none of them will have silkie feathers. If you breed that F1 generation together you are going to have 25% with silkie feathering that also lay blue eggs. If you breed your F1s back to silkies 50% will be carriers of silkie feathering and 50% will have silkie feathering. I hope that helps.

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