Owner BLU member Lisa Richie-Wilson reports: My daughter Jacquelyn is the one with Jasmine (the natural colored ewe) and Joanna (Jacq’s friend) is with Jaycee (Jasmine’s lamb). We forgot to enter them in the plain wool show but they were both entered in 4-H, Open Class &Natural Colored Wool. Jasmine the Natural Colored one got 1st place and Reserve Champion. Jaycee the White yearling got 1st place, Champion and Grand Champion.
To cap off a the 2014 National BFL show, a Bluefaced Leicester ewe lamb was named Supreme Ewe at Michigan Fiber Festival by Judge Dave Smith over a dozen other ewes of other breeds. She is bred and owned by Pitchfork Ranch of Swartz Creek MI. The triplet ewe lamb, PFR 791, along with one of her sisters, was also half of the Best Pair of Ewe Lambs during the BFL show. This is the first known placing of a BFL (ram or ewe) as Supreme in a multi-state show – but probably not the last.