It’s over…

Lambing seems to take forever, but now that it’s over, it seems to have happened in a flash. Due to a split breeding season last fall, we could have had lambs up until the third week of April. But all the ewes that were in the second breeding group, starting 10/12, caught quickly. The ewes that went in 9/12 were rather staggered in their lambing. In our area of the country, the middle of October is the optimum time for conception.

Pearl, born to Nicollette on March 20, is indeed a pearl! Shiny and sparkly white. Perhaps abit too white :-), but a lovely fleece and an overall pretty lilac girl..
pearl

Nickle, born to Miranda this morning, is the smallest lamb I have EVER seen!ย  Vigorous and in a rush to nurse and meet the world, he’s quite the adventurer. (Just weighed in at 2 3/4 lbs.)

nickle

Now that the 2009 lambs are born, it’s time to start working the trail matings for 2010 lambs!ย  Can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 Responses to It’s over…

  1. Christy O says:

    Those are some beautiful lambs! I can’t wait to breed my jacob.

  2. Wrensong Farm says:

    I SWEAR there is no such thing as Jacob lamb that isn’t beautiful!!

  3. Mud Ranch says:

    Congratulations on all the pretty lambs… I’m still going through May. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Pearl is beautiful and such a great name too! My white Jacob (four horned) just gave the most beautiful little ewe lambs this year. I’m hoping to show one of them at the Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon in June – “Jennifer.” So that pretty white fleece just may pass on some pretty spotted ones. ๐Ÿ˜€

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