I bought Alice from a lovely lady in Dollgellau at the beginning of 2018. Initially, I went to buy just 1 Valais Blacknose cross Greyface Dartmoor ewe but I came home with 2 of those (Nora & Dorris) and Alice who was a yearling lamb. When I first met Alice in a stable in Dollgellau I just fell in love she was the cutest cuddliest little sheep just so friendly and gorgeous, so when her owner Sophie agreed to sell her to me I was absolutely delighted! Alice has an incredible fleece! Her first fleece was so soft, shiny and pretty and her second fleece is just so incredibly huge and long! She has always been a very gentle friendly sheep and even though I shouldn’t have favourites Alice is secretly one of my favourite sheep! It is thanks to her, Nora and Dorris that the flock expanded so much in 2018, not that they had lambs but rather that they inspired me to look into different breeds and to take in other sheep who needed a home. Before owning these 3 I was only used to owning hardy little primitive sheep who are very different to the docile Greyface Dartmoors and huge Wensleydale sheep.
Parents – Alice’s mum was either Dobby or Hagrid. I think looking at photos and fleeces her mum is Dobby. Alice was not born and bred here which is why I do not know for certain. Her dad was a coloured Greyface Dartmoor ram called Ellis.
Colour genetics – Alice shows the white pattern but as her dad was coloured (browny/grey) there is the possibility of her having black or grey lambs!