More on Lambs.
March 6, 2011 by moonstruckfarm
These lambs were born yesterday. The one in front is a ram.
Last Monday corresponds, based on sheep gestation times, with the time last year when I brought 3 Jacob ewes back from another farm where they and their lambs had been grazing. The week before that, I had locked up our Jacob ram with a couple of the younger ewes and brought back our new Icelandic ram, who I then put out with the ewes, thinking most of the Jacob ewes should have been bred already. Apparently all these changes got everyone motivated and a lot of lambs were sired around that time.
This is a better picture of Lavender's ewe lamb.
The last three days, we’ve had a set of twin lambs born a day, making 8 lambs born since the first of March. Today, March 6, I get a bit of a break, although there is one last Jacob ewe left to lamb and she looks like she could could be fairly soon, although as soon as I say that, she’ll wait another week.
Orchid's light ram is the only one without lots of leg spots so far. He has well separated 4 horns.
Orchid's other lamb is a lot darker, but both are really large.
Her brother is even bigger but doesn't have as much white on him. Notice the short tail. That makes it easy to tell an Icelandic cross from a pure Jacob lamb.
Marilyn is a beautiful Jacob ewe with lovely soft fleece and had one of our best Jacob ram lambs last year, but she decided to wait for our new Icelandic ram so she had huge cross twins. At least we know Tucker is fertile!