Macaroon is not the only ewe that is ballooning as due dates near.
Nicollette is losing her girlish figure. I didn’t see her bred and I didn’t ink her ram, Dune. She is one of the three that I’m totally guessing on a due date. Today is 145 days from the time I introduced Dune and Ryan to their girls. Gabriel and Boyd went in 17 days later. I’m not expecting lambs for another two weeks, but Nicollette might fool me.
Lucinda – the youngest of the pregnant ewes has just the beginning of her baby bump. She still seems like such a baby herself, it’s hard to realize that she is a two year old. Also hard to realize that there is still snow in some places.
Just abit over 3 weeks until Vesta delivers.
Badger is the first ewe in line – due to lamb on February 25 (unless Nicollette or Heather sneaks in). So much for relying on ink marks! Healthy twins born 2/18 Badger exhibits what is often considered a primitive Jacob trait. She sheds her belly wool. You can see a bare spot on her belly and wool hanging. I can’t really tell you if this really is a primitive trait or not. All my Spahr Farm ewes shed their belly wool, but I also had a meat breed cross ewe that did the same thing. Jacob Sheep do not shed wool except on the belly – any other shedding is not a Jacob trait. Badger is a friendly ewe and I admit that I tidied up her belly a little by pulling off the messiest lengths of wool. She got tired of me fussing with her …
and finally told me to buzz off.
Can’t forget the “boys in waiting”. They helped 🙂