Friday, July 09, 2010
Friday critter blogging: Only some of them sheep-faced
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.
Freshly shorn paco-vicunas, a breed of alpaca that grows super-fine fiber more like the wild Andean vicuna, look pretty silly.
Their eyes seem mournful.
"Ambrosia" here in her full size glory.
Next door there were sheep pens -- note the fleece is still on the sheep.
In addition to very blue eyes, the Jacobs sheep has four horns ...
... 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.