I can’t believe I have so few photos of Muffin. It’s funny how some sheep seem to evade the camera over the years. Muffin was born here in 2011. She had a little twin sister called Bobbin who was born deformed and needed a lot of help to survive. So I spent most of my day in the pen with baby Muffin, Bobbin and Minnie and as a result Muffin because incredibly tame and friendly. There was never any question that Muffin would stay here. In the end, I gave her twin sister to a lady who had special therapy animals whom she took to schools and care homes. There is a big part of me who regrets letting Bobbin go but at the time I thought it was the best thing to do…now I would think very differently. Muffin had a few lambs herself over the years. Including a lovely little ram called Flapjack. He was a part of our flock for several years and has now moved on with his best pal Fudge to a super home at ‘The Clean Goat Soap Company’ where he and Fudge will help start a new little flock of sheep. Muffin didn’t have many daughters and for some silly reason I never held on to any of them. She is such a beautiful kind natured sheep and she has very ususual brown spotted markings. I would love for her to have a daughter to carry on her legacy in the flock. But despite meeting rams Sven and Smartie she has never had any more lambs and I think perhaps her breeding days are now over. Muffin will continue to live out her days here enjoying life and growing a wonderful fleece each year. And Muffin does have a stunning fleece. It isn’t what it used to be in her younger days but it is still amazing and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her fleece. Her 2019 fleece was woven on the peg loom into a small rug for my husband’s grandmother.
Breed – 2nd Generation crossbreed 1/2 Jacob 1/2 Shetland
Parents – Lambo & Minnie
Colour genetics – Brown base / White Spotted
Date of birth – April 2011