sunnin... while out side the wind whips and roars...
Then, there is this guy. I have never seen or heard of anything like this, but have been warned of the possibility that this ram lamb may have what is called Border Disease, or hairy shaker disease. I am inclined to believe it is genetic though, because I have read up on BD and don't see how we could have possibly contracted it here (it is viral), as there are no other reports of it in this area, and the only real symptom that he is showing of BD is his ...fur. All the rest of our lambs are fine, but this guy has fur. Not to mention a bald nose and half bald ears. Oh, and he was born with no teeth... could he just be a premie?
See how silky he is (click to biggify)? I don't get it... this ewe had perfect twins last year, this year I bred her to Gus instead of Carmine. All the other lambs out of Gus are fine. The only way I can find out if this is BD is by blood testing the ewe, and I cant afford to do that right now.
Any input would be welcome.