Back in the fall of 2008, I thoughtfully worked out my breeding groups. Belvedere’s ewes were chosen with an eye towards the future. His ewes are mostly unrelated to my other ewes, so a ram sired by Belvedere, used on my lilac ewes, would keep my inbreeding coefficient down to 5% and under on most breedings. I had my fingers crossed, quite tightly, for a four horned lilac ram lamb. Heather complied with two! four horned lilac rams.
And Ruffles produced this pretty four horned lilac boy..
Kayleigh? Nicollette? Listen up. You’re next. Ewe lambs are also welcome 🙂
PS – Ruffles did deliver a lilac ewe lamb along with the boy. The little girl was unable to stand. After getting her warm and fed, she was alive, but still unable to stand this morning. As hard it was to dispatch her this morning, I’ve learned it is even harder to do a week later.