Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
September 2008

On September 6th, 2008 at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, the Bluefaced Leicester made its premier debut to the first visiting UK Bluefaced Leicester breeder-judge, David Cruikshank. Mr. Cruikshank is from Castle Douglas, Scotland and has grown up with Bluefaced Leicester's. His father's flock was the renowned Laidlawstiel flock, and David runs the Nithsdale flock of pedigreed Bluefaced Leicester's. David is also the current President of the UK- Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association.

David's primary judging assignment for this trip was to judge the first NAMSS Mule Sheep & Bluefaced Leicester Progeny Show, held in conjunction with the WSWF. The organizers of the WSWF's Open Sheep shows gave us permission to also utilize David's Bluefaced Leicester knowledge and skill by allowing him judge the Bluefaced Leicester entries during the Open classes. The Bluefaced Leicester's were at the top of the mornings judging lineup on Saturday morning.
Here are the results of the Bluefaced Leicester classes, including photos taken by several Bluefaced Leicester breeders.

Photo credits go to: Carol Densmore, Garrett Ramsay, and Jane Cruikshank.

Judge: David Cruikshank, Castle Douglas, Scotland

Yrling Ram
1st Lelli
2nd Lelli
3rd Schmidt-Landin

Ram lamb
1st Lelli
2nd Schmidt-Landin

CH Ram - Lelli 'BenNevis'
Res. CH Ram - Lelli- 'Tynham'

Yrling Ewe
1st Lelli
2nd Schmidt-Landin
Ewe lamb
1st Lelli
2nd Schmidt-Landin
3rd Ramsay
4th Ramsay

CH Ewe - Lelli 'EdenVale'
Res. CH Ewe - Lelli 'Lilyburn'

1st Lelli
2nd Schmidt-Landin

Exhibitors: 3
Entries: 11

Natural Colored Leicester Show
Judge: Justin Luther, Fargo, ND

Yrling Ram
1st Lelli
2nd Seefeld-BL

Sr. Ram lamb
1st Seefeld-BL

Jr. Ram lamb
1st Deakin - BL
2nd Staskal- BL
3rd Lelli

CH Ram - Lelli 'Cragganmore'
Res. CH ram -Border Leicester

Yrling Ewe
1st Lelli
2nd BL
3rd BL
4th BL

Jr. ewe lamb
1st BL
2nd BL
3rd Lelli

CH Ewe - Lelli 'JaneEyre'
Res. Ch Ewe - Border Leicester

Exhibitors: 4
Entries: 15

2008 WSWF Wool Show Champion

Reserve Supreme CH Ram
Lelli- White - Bluefaced Leicester

Waiting to Show

Yearling Ram class

Yearling Ewe class

Ewe Lamb class

Champion Ewe class

Best Flock

Champion Bluefaced Leicester Ram
Judge: David Cruikshank 'Nithsdale'

Champion Bluefaced Leicester Ewe

2008 WSWF
Reserve Supreme Champion
Judge: Justin Luther, Fargo, ND

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


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