[Jacob-list] Showing Jacobs
patchworkfibers at alltel.net
Tue Apr 8 07:17:50 EDT 2008
That sounds like an excellent showing/breeding strategy. I love seeing Jacobs the few times I get to MSWF and I frequently see (and sometimes buy) sheep there that I really love. Often these are not sheep the judges love. The judge is picking the picture perfect sheep according to the standard (we hope) and I'm looking for the perfect sheep for breeding. Not the same thing at all and I require alot more information than the judge does. But it is going to the show that allows me (and others) to see the sheep and that's important in promoting the breed. Would I buy a GC ram? Sure, if I liked him and his background. Would I give him extra points for winning? Maybe if everything else was equal. Showing is a great way to get our sheep out in the public eye, as long as we don't lose sight of what the breed is all about.
Registered Jacob Sheep, Angora Rabbits, Handspun Yarn
> Hi Everyone -
> Linda wrote "I bought Sasquatch because seeing Piper got me
> interested in looking at more of the Southwind flock. So, maybe
> that's a good reason to show?"
> This is why we have chosen to show our sheep - advertising. We do
> not make breeding choices by how our sheep do in the show ring. We
> go to the show with a clear idea of what we like and don't like
> about the sheep we are showing and we come home with the same likes
> and dislikes. Some of the critiques given by judges at the County
> Fairs have been laughable :) We enjoy talking to people about the
> Jacob breed.
> Shannon Phifer
> Kenleigh Acres Farm
> That'll Do Photography
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