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What should we add to the farm this year?

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Black Cat Paddock

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Shetland Sheep

We have 4 Ewes and 1 Ram. So far we have 6 lambs. 5 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb. We have one more Ewe to go. Not sure she is even pregnant. She could be as the first one to lamb this year did not look pregnant. She was a bit of a shock to find lambs as early as we did.


Our Ram

Wrangler


He has surpassed our expectations.

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Our Ewes

Heather


Just gave us twins this morning. A ram and a ewe.

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Ezri

Gave us twin ewe lambs the start of March

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Gerty

Not sure if she is even expecting. She does not look to be expecting.

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Ruby

Was the first to lamb and she gave us twin ewe lambs in early February. She also did not look to be expecting.

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Black Cat Paddock

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These two were born 02/08/2020

Violet

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Primrose

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These two were born 03/01/2020

Iris

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Katniss

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These two were born 03/24/2020

Yin

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Yang

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I find it interesting that each ewe produced twins this year. Each produced a light and a dark lamb. Yang is the only ram lamb out of the 6 lambs. That was another surprise. Only one ram lamb. We had been prepared for 5 ram lambs and 1 ewe lamb.


Had to correct the names as I was overruled on some of the names. LOL
 
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Where are you in KY? I just moved to KY in December (I'm in Rineyville), but I came with my flock of sheep. I have Border Leicesters, Shetlands, and some crossbred ewes. I only have 5 Shetlands at the moment - 1 older ewe, her lambs from last year (ewe and a wether) and her lambs from this year that we born yesterday.

I'll be in the market for a registered Shetland ram this year and I've got a nice little moorit ram lamb (assuming he grows out nicely) available after weaning.
 

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Where are you in KY? I just moved to KY in December (I'm in Rineyville), but I came with my flock of sheep. I have Border Leicesters, Shetlands, and some crossbred ewes. I only have 5 Shetlands at the moment - 1 older ewe, her lambs from last year (ewe and a wether) and her lambs from this year that we born yesterday.

I'll be in the market for a registered Shetland ram this year and I've got a nice little moorit ram lamb (assuming he grows out nicely) available after weaning.


I am really close to Rineyville. I'm about 4 miles east of Custer. We moved to KY back in 2016. The only Ram lamb we have is the one born today. We are hoping He grows up to look like his sire.
 
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