Normally I would not do one as late as this but we have a cria almost 6 months old, who will be too wooly come June next year when we would normally shear. We will keep an eye on night temperatures and add a coat as necessary. Tonight is going to be warm which is good.
She was as good as gold and the fleece came off well, even though it was a magnet for debris when she rolled - which she did regularly.
Once we had finished, her mum did not seem to recognise her but everyone else wanted to check out the new haircut. She looks really stunning and is a dark brown, not quite black, with a lovely chocolate top knot.
Hopefully she will have forgiven me by breakfast time.