When the lambs are very young, they stay close to their mother. Sometimes very close. This Laxta lamb has light brown head and body with creamy fur, and snuggles up to its mother, who has adult markings including a lovely gradient color in the face with long tan fur.
All my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.
The Laxta is a dairy breed that comes from the Sare area of the Pyrenees in France and is known for its beautiful coloring.
The Latxa (Spanish: Lacho/Lacha) is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Basque Country of Spain. Mostly contained within the provinces of Biscay, Gipuzkoa and Navarre, Latxa are dairy sheep whose unpasteurized milk is used to produce Idiaz����bal and Roncal cheeses. There are two sub-types of the breed, a dark-faced and a blonde. --info via Wikipedia