Friday, July 09, 2010

Friday critter blogging: Only some of them sheep-faced

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At the annual Estes Park Wool Market, there are several animal barns where the critters who supply all that lovely spin-able fiber are displayed for a few days.

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Freshly shorn paco-vicunas, a breed of alpaca that grows super-fine fiber more like the wild Andean vicuna, look pretty silly.

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Their eyes seem mournful.

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"Ambrosia" here in her full size glory.

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Next door there were sheep pens -- note the fleece is still on the sheep.

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In addition to very blue eyes, the Jacobs sheep has four horns ...

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... while this meditative ram got by with just two. It looks like plenty.

I suspect I had a better time checking out the animals than they did being exhibited.

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