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2019, Waiting on lambs!

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Sheep' started by secuono, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Oct 3, 2018
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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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, Matilda, Surry, Addie & Patchie.

    Wooly Bully
    Sugar, Chocolate, Tatiana, Guinevere & Shelly.

    Sebastian
    Lucia, Latte, Juliana & Vanilla.

    Michaelis
    Marley, Periwinkle, Marshmallow & Eloise.


    Sebastian
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    Michaelis
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  2. Oct 4, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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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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    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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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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    secuono

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    Addie was marked by Billy today!
    She's a butterball this year, hopefully will have twins.
     
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    secuono

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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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    secuono

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    Finally got new pictures of nearly everyone!

    Addie
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    Billy billy.JPG

    Chocolate
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    Shelly shelly.JPG


    Shenron
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    Sugar
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    Surry
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    Tatiana tatiana.JPG


    Vanilla van.JPG

    Yamcha
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    secuono

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    Lucia
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    Majin
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    Marshmallow
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    Matilda
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    Michaelis
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    Patchie
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    Marley
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    Periwinkle
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    Piccolo
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    Eloise
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    Ewenique
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    Guinevere
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    Icarus
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    Juliana juliana.JPG

    Latte
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    A dozen Likes! Such smooch-able faces.