2019, Waiting on lambs!

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Breeding season started last night, October 2nd. This morning, Latte had a marked backside.

Three rams are dual registered & one is single registered.

I may decide to use a cleanup ram, but will wait until December to decide. Would be Wooly Bully or Krillin as the ram.


Billy
Ewenique, Juliana, Surry, Addie & Patchie.

Wooly Bully
Sugar, Chocolate, Guinevere & Shelly.

Sebastian
Lucia, Latte, Matilda, Tatiana & Vanilla.

Michaelis
Marley, Periwinkle, Marshmallow & Eloise.


Sebastian
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Michaelis
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Wooly Bully
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Billy
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You have a nice flock. Is it easy to sell the lambs? Do you sell them as breeders, fiber or slaughter?
 

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Pet and breeders mostly. A few have sold as fiber only over the years. Many people don't consider their fiber worth anything, and its true that most tend to have poor wool. I don't believe any have been bought to be eaten, but one person did buy a m/f pair to breed for meat. Though, they resold before that ever happened.
Ewes sell very easily. This is the first year I haven't been able to sell out of male lambs, have two left.
No luck finding a serious meat buyer, if you know one in my area, PM me their info!
4H is tricky. They want them born super early and I'm unwilling to risk lambs being born only to freeze to death in November or December.
 

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Ordered 10 yards of 60" natural cotton duck cloth to make as many sheep coats as I can squeeze outta it!
Will try to figure out a way to make a chest cinch so that I can adjust fit on my old coats. Currently, I use baling twine and tie it closed and loosen as they grow wool.
 

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