Cormoran was purchased with his sister Huffle in June 2020 after I saw them advertised for sale online. They are siblings from a set of triplets. Their dad is a ‘Spitti’ Valais Blacknose ram (called Gandalf) and their mum is a black/coloured Blue Face Leicester (called Betty). I was looking around online to see if there were any black/coloured Blue Face Leicester sheep for sale in North Wales when I saw them for sale… I’d saved up some money in the hopes of buying one or two new sheep to join the flock. So when I saw Cormoran and Huffle who were looking for a home together after all their other siblings had been sold already I couldn’t resist them… Cormoran and Huffle are big cuddly sheep. They fitted in here perfectly with our own lambs and it’s hard to imagine the flock without them now. Cormoran’s fleece is very curly with gorgeous sleek black individual locks. Initially, I gave Corm a different name but it didn’t seem to suit him. Then one day my daughter Elsie started referring to him as ‘The Giant’ which is very true – he is absolutely huge now! I was reading at the time a certain novel about a fictional detective…and it just struck me Cormoran was the perfect name for this guy, named after the Cornish giant – perfect and it has stuck ever since. Cormoran’s first fleece was turned into a beautiful felted fleece rug. His fleece lends itself very well to felting and is a joy to work with.
Entire Ram (atm…!)
Breed – 1st Generation Crossbreed 1/2 Blueface Leicester 1/2 Valais Balacknose
Colour genetics – Black base / white spotting
Date of birth – 17/03/2020