Longbow is eye-catching in his proud stance and uniform coloration. The reduction of spots on greys in the show ring has been remarkable with a solid blanket being more common, but Longbow still stands out for his extremely uniform rose grey color as his coat is an even 'roaning' heather without spots. With our champion Frosted Red Rose as his dam and Snowmass Enlightenment as his sire, you can see the strong resemblance!
He also inherited his dam's fine, uniform fiber, and a high-frequency crimp from staple to tip all across his blanket. Both Rosie and Longbow have excellent consistency of ratio of micron between light and dark fibers for an markedly smooth handle. His high frequency crimp as well as his fineness are uniform across his blanket and extends from his hips to his shoulders -- another thing that he has gotten from his dam, so his prime fiber clip is extensive.
Longbow is well conformed, with a solid frame and proud carriage, easy movement and strong bones, and good bite and nice head. His dark eyes are decorated with a mesmerizing 'bedroom eyes' eyeliner of dark fiber, with his wedge head, spear ears, and good coverage showing an attractive head without any of the wool-blind (wooly face) concerns. Even the fact that he unfortunately lost the very tip of his left ear to frostbite as a newborn still does not detract from his overall beautiful, classic face.
Bow is proven, having bred on our farm and fellow farms in the area to produce several very nice crias. The crias have ranged from very nice (good show quality/excellent foundation) to 'Oh, amazing' in fleece qualities. At a marketing event, we sold two breedings on the spot after the farm saw and touched him. He has produced black crias from black dams, a dark rose grey from a DSG dam, a fawn-grey from a LRG dam, and a fawn from a DRG dam. Though he never really got to shine out in the ring, we knew that he had somethings special.
When we pulled a sample from Bow's 2015 clip we were amazed with how much fineness, crimp, density, uniformity and staple as a mature stud. The judges agree since, in our pleased amazement, he secured Color Champion in grey at the 2016 GWAS fleece show!
Bow is only for sale, at the right price, because we realize he is not getting the opportunities he deserves, and we need to streamline our herdsire row.