Gilbert is a type of sheep I never thought I would see in person, much less have one in my very own flock? Squeee! He is a California Red sheep and I don't think there are too many in Wisconsin? He moved into our flock last year with his family Ilse, Charlie, Angus and Rose.
The CA Reds are in the same family as Tunis sheep. They are born red and keep their red legs and face as adults. The wool fades into a beautiful honey cinnamon color featuring long locks and it's so so soft!
Gilbert is such a fun boy! He is easy going, loves everyone and even me. He loves my husband Jim the most though. He must be handing out more vanilla wafers than I do? Hmmm.
Thought I would post a few photos of Gilbert's gorgeous wool! He's doing great and his fleece is ready for winter. He'll be wearing a jacket to keep his fleece clean this year. Read more...
Gilbert is so sweet- he LOVES to have his back scratched. Unfortunately, he's also a leaner. And big enough to knock me over if I don't see him coming! ha! (Reminds me of our sheep Piper who does the same thing- have they been chatting?)
On shearing day Gilbert had his haircut, then hung around to oversee the activities. Such a cute boy! Love his unique color!