Thursday, July 26, 2012

Green County Fair 2012

Clayton showing Alabama in the ewe class. (psss-she's the moorit sheep on the left)   Bamba is having trouble believing that a sheep has to have it's head in that position to look good.  :)  

Reserve Champion Showmanship for his age group....way to go Clayton...(Clayton later went on to win Premier Showmanship for his age group)

Clayton and Bing in the ram class........I purposely didn't crop out the giant sheep following Bing to show the size of the sheep in Clayton's classes.  Poor little Bing didn't stand a chance against the Hercules sized sheep that were there.  Still, we had fun and that's what 4-H is all about.  FUN. 

Clayton is the son of a good friend of ours and he's shown Shetland sheep for 2 years now and loves it.  He does all the work with them, halter training, helping to vaccinate, worm, trim hooves etc.   He also shows dairy and so the sprint between barns can be a bit nerve racking for him at times.  He does a great job with the sheep and I thoroughly enjoy going to watch him.  
Nice job Clayton!!!


  1. It looks like Clayton had a good time!

    Wait for it Shetlands can beat Hercules sized sheep. When we still showed sheep my sister showed one of my yearling Shetland rams and he won over not one, but two Suffolk rams! We were all shocked! That judge commented on how my boy's wool was better than many Shetlands he saw and he really liked the ram's conformation and horns. That ram was not even as fine as some of the ones I have now, but was not a hairy double coat. It took 5 years (2 or 3 of which we both took a good string of sheep) of myself and my sister showing the Shetlands in
    4-H to win.

    The most important thing about showing is to show people that not all sheep are ponies and to have fun!

    1. At our latest Gr Cty. Sheep Producers meeting, we decided that our first 2 choices for a judge next year would be one that knows meat and wool sheep...that's a big step. It's nice to hear that someone had some success against the meat sheep in the ring.
      Thanks Laura

  2. Oh, is Bing a ram lamb or a ram? In our fair yearlings and ram lambs are in a separate class.

    I hope you got some rain by you! We got a nice heavy rain that went on and off for three days.

  3. Bing is a ram lamb...they had the rams in one class because you can't show anything older than a yearling at our county fair.
    Rain? Got 8/10th 2 weeks ago and 3/4" last week. So far this week, a sprinkle only.

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