I'm new to ranching, but I have about 12 acres of pasture on my homestead that I want to put some sheep on.
I'm living in Eastern NC, in Duplin County about 45 miles from the coastal town of Wilmington. All this to say, the weather is pretty mild all year round, but...
I was reading an interesting article awhile back about two types of body styles noticed in the Katahdin breed: https://ewewin.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/two-distinct-body-styles-in-katahdin-sheep/
My last Katahdin had the type A body and hair, but this pair I have now are a little mixed up and...
Here's the lowdown:
The suspect: Nibbles, a older-ish (specific, I know) katahdin ewe, who's had multiples in the past, including quads last year, only one of which survived due to crazy tangling and mal-presentations. I can't remember if she was late or early, but I THINK she was a day late...
I've appreciated the assistance I've received so far since joining BYH's, as well as the lambing journals others have posted, so I thought I'd introduce my flock - especially with my first lambs due in just over a week! I fully anticipate some frantic posts during the lambing process, so here...
Just a little fun in the morning with the sheep. They are such great homestead animals. We love them!
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Hi all...we are pretty new to the forums, but we did catch the birth of a lamb this February on video. It was our first and hers so pretty exciting all around. It is also pretty gross just a warning, but here it is for any who want to watch.
Just wanted to post a little video to introduce ourselves. We have been on backyard chickens for some time now, but with our Katahdin flock growing we thought we would jump over here and say hello :)
I absolutely love my colors in my flock so far, and I can't wait to see what my young ram has to offer, but I honestly would like to add some darker colors. I was reading goatgurls post from back in 2015-16 where she had an absolutely gorgeous black katahdin ram that looked almost like a black...
We are looking to do hair sheep. We have a few breeds but am not sure witch one is best.
What we want from our sheep
Good weight gain
Possibly used for milking
Good parasite and hoof rot resistant
And can stand really cold weather
We have narrowed down to 3 breeds of sheep
Hi everyone, I just signed up. I'm new to sheep and have a few quick questions regarding one of them. She's a Katahdin, and just turned a year old this month. I bought her last year as a lamb. I believe she's pregnant and should be due to lamb early next month. I noticed last night that she had...