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2017, Waiting on Lambs ♡

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Sheep' started by secuono, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Oct 1, 2016
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Alrighty!

    Going to start the 2017 Lambs thread early & on the first day of breeding season! :)

    Breeding season starts October 1st, 2016 & ends November 30th, 2016.

    Earliest lambing date is February 15th, 2017 & latest date is May 8th, 2017.

    There are four breeding groups this time around.
    Billy with FatWrinkley, Marshmallow, Periwinkle & Marley.
    Twinkie with Sugar, Vanilla, Addie & Chocolate.
    Kris with Cocoa, Patchie, Lolla & Emmie.
    Maciej with Surry, Shelly & Latte.

    I will most likely be keeping all ewe lambs from Maciej, as I am only keeping him for one, maybe two breeding seasons.

    There are 15 ewes, expecting about 15-20 lambs. ♡

    Waiting List is open. If you're interested in reserving a lamb or three, send me a message. :)

    Billy's group.
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    Kris' group.
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    Twinkie's group.
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    Maciej's group.
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  2. Oct 3, 2016
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    Sheepshape True BYH Addict

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    Nice,cuddly-looking sheep, secuono.

    It'll be 2 or 3 weeks before my rams go in to my ladies as our climate is too harsh for early lambing.

    I had intended to keep my ewe number at about 50, but it has crept up to about 65 as there are some who either absolute pets (affectionate bottle lambs), some who had maggots.were too small to go to breeding market etc. and I won't let 'em go for meat.

    I will use 3-4 rams. My biggest ram,Popeye, had to have an eye removed last year as he was attacked by a horned ram.....the ladies still find him irresistible,though. My second ram, Simon, is untested,but he looks like he'll be OK. The third ram is being borrowed from a neighbour....an untested yearling, and I may use one of this years ram lambs. Popeye will have about 35 for the first 3 weeks and then there'll be a swop over to try to secure the largest number of pregnancies possible.

    Of my new 15 or so ewe lambs,about half are big enough to go to the tup, the others can wait a year.

    I always look forward to them being scanned around New Year to determine what 'best case scenario' in lamb numbers will be.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2016
    secuono

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    So, I will have Macjie & Twinkie for sale after this breeding season is over. Hopefully, I can trade for a OEBSR, RR, white ram or sell the two to pay for one shipped in.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2016
    secuono

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    I'm considering this name theme, which may change if I find another theme that seems to fit better.

    Any other names that fit this theme? If you know of any others, please post them so I can add them to the list. I have 15+ lambs expected to be born, so I'm severely lacking in names to choose from!

    Old style names-
    Eloise, Earl, Welton, Carlton, Sebastian, Michaelis, Lucia.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2016
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    animalmom True BYH Addict

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    Jane, Ronald, Roland, Micah, Wesley, Cameron, Luke, Lucas, Anna, Emma

    So does this mean if you use one of my names I get the lamb? (just teasing you)
     
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  6. Oct 19, 2016
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Just put in a reservation through Halfpint Farm and Fiber in Kentucky! I am hoping they have a white, RR, OEBSR ram lamb this coming spring to replace both of my white rams! So that will be a fun new lamb if he is born!
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2016
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    Okay, have 3 rams for sale now. Keeping Billy and the rest are available.

    Billy's breeding season ended early. He is ignoring hotwire and trying to climb and smush fencing down. =/

    Maciej's breeding season may be over soon as well if his ewes keep over reacting to his advances. They may be bred, but they don't need to fly around like blind pingpong balls. lol

    So it will be totally random how many lambs may be born, some ewes may not be bred, but the maddness this year needs to stop. I'll be keeping some of Kris' and Maciej's ewe lambs, hoping they are all ewes so I can choose unrelated ones.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2016
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    Decided to put Billy back in with his girls until the end of the month, maybe an extra week after that. Other rams are in the easement and done breeding. If Maciej doesn't sell & some of his ewes do not lamb, I'll separate them and put them back together or keep him for one more season.
    Looks like I may have a buyer for Twinkie.
     
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  9. Nov 13, 2016
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    Billy's girls.
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  10. Nov 13, 2016
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    And the ladies that are done for the season.
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    Left to Right- Sugar, Surry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cocoa, Latte, Addie, Emmie, Patchie, Lolla, Shelly.
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