2022 Waiting on Lambs Journal

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2021 Autumn Breeding Groups for the 2022 Lambing Season have been decided!

Breeding season starts October 10th!
Possible due dates starting from March 1st, 2022 onward.

¤There will be 5 breeding groups.
¤Many ewelings will be kept back.
¤Fewer lambs will be available, both solid & spotted.
¤Spotted lambs are available only as first deposit, first served, after posting on my website & FB Page.
¤Expecting roughly 34~ purebred lambs.
¤There will be no clean-up ram used this time.

The following 15 sheep will not participate in breeding this year;
Tatiana, Kibito, Seadra, Eevee, Holly, Juniper, Balsa, Katsura, Sassafras, Kauri, Papaya, Sequoia, Mimosa, Hickory & Kibito's eweling.

Rams Billy & Michaelis will be available for sale in Spring 2022.

Breeding Groups-

Lambs from these pairings will be dual registered.

Apostle- Codon QQ. Spotted.
Latte- Offspring codon test. Expecting twins. Black, carrier, potentially spotted lambs.
Hirola- Offspring codon test. Expecting singles. Carriers.
Fossa- Offspring will be codon QR. Expecting twins. Carriers.
Articuno- Offspring will be codon QR. Expecting singles. Carriers.

Oreo- Codon QR. Spotted.
Yamcha- Offspring codon test. Black. Expecting singles. Carriers.
Lucia- Offspring codon test. Expecting singles. Carriers.
Lucy- Offspring codon test. Expecting singles. Carrier or spotted.
Kakuna- Codon test. Expecting singles. Possibly spotted, carriers.
Bayley- Offspring will be codon QR. Carriers. Expecting twins.

Magnemite- spotted, codon QR.
Shelly- Offspring codon test. Carriers, spotted. Expecting singles.
Patchie- Offspring codon test. Expecting twins. Carriers, spotted.
Icarus- Offspring codon test. Expecting singles. Black. Carriers.
Lapras- Offspring codon test. Expecting singles. Spotted, carriers.

Lambs from these pairings will be triple registered.

Michaelis- Black, codon RR.
Willow- Offspring codon RR. Expecting twins. White or black.
Juliana- Offspring codon RR. Expecting twins. Black.
Piccolo- Offspring codon RR. White. Expecting singles.
Saola- Offspring codon RR. Expecting twins. Black.
Raichu- Offspring codon test. Expecting singles. Black.

Billy- Black, codon RR.
Eloise- Offspring codon RR. Expecting twins. Black.
Evangeline- Codon RR. Expecting twins. Black or white.
Ewenique- Offspring codon RR. White or black. Expecting twins.
Sugar- Offspring codon QR. White or black. Expecting twins.
Clefairy- Offspring codon RR. Expecting singles. Black.


The name theme will be Silly Words.

Cattywampus
Lollygag
Flibbertigibbet
Nincompoop
Hullaballoo
Whippersnapper
Fuddy-duddy
Gobbledygook
Hodgepodge
Lickety-split
Namby-pamby
Scalawag
Skedaddle
Hullabaloo
Bupkis
Doohickey
Wackadoodle
Bamboozled
Kookie
Okie Dokie Artichokie (will split this one between twins)
Artsy-fartsy
Shmorgishborg
Balderdash
FlimFlam
WallaWalla-BingBang (going to split this one between twin lambs.)
Schnikes
Persnickety
Frick-Frack
Tiddlywink
Whatchamacallit
Hoosiewhatser
Doohickey


Color coded the sheep cards.
Blue for black or white ram, no spotting.
Green for spotted ram.
Pink for black or white ewe, no spotting.
Yellow for spot carrier ewe.
Purple for spotted ewe.
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Apostle got beat up & cast, twice. He's separated in the barn now, still recovering. He may not be up to par to put out with the ladies. If not, here's the updated chart below.

Shelly has passed. Beware the fly!!
If anyone has the picture of her in my previous Ford Mustang car, please post it. I can't find it.

My bovine is living with the lambs, they can slip under the horse track fence, he cannot. So, I'll put them in the lower arena paddock and one breeding group will be out on the winter field.
Other breeding groups will each get several paddocks. The lower 4 will be one with the female LGD. The side 3 will be one. And the newer 3 side ones will be another. This will give them maximum grazing.
Apostle will be moved over to the other side of the barn to have the barnyard to himself.
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Wow... so much drama.

And people kept telling me sheep were easier than goats.

:idunno

Easier than goats, for me at least.
Those danged things never stayed where I wanted and destroyed hay I literally hand tedded, raked & piled up. No horns to burn off of kids, no rancid smelling bucks. And as far as I can tell, there is no breed of goat that is relatively safe as an intact male.
 

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Apostle doesn't get to breed this year. Might sell him as a pet later.

A few days behind, but breeding season has finally officially begun!


Billy group-
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Magnemite group-
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Oreo group-
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Michaelis group-
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Since Michaelis decided to cause me problems, he left for his new home today. I'll be testing several lambs this spring to confirm sires. 😑🙄 I'll also be putting Apostle in with Mich's ewes in 2wks time to catch any of his ewes he may of missed while out partying & causing havoc. 🤬

In good news, Billy was relisted and might have a home for when breeding season ends. And I may have a new triple registered ramling for next year, when his papers arrive. He's black, no spotting, should grow a bit shorter and have straight, wide front legs. He'll be replacing all of my NABs rams for a few years.
 
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