Lambs ANY day!! How close is she?

TulipAcres

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We use a marking harness but sometimes ewes don't mark and are bred, or mark and are not settled. At least it gives a couple days spread. if they don't lamb on the estimated due date we figure another 2 weeks since their cycles are usually 14-18 days apart. Much easier.

However, guessing how soon or how many by the size of the ewe or her bag isn't specific. I have had enormous ewes deliver a tiny single lamb. I have had skinny little ewes deliver huge twins. I have had ewes (and dairy does) that bagged a month ahead and sje that only come into their milk after delivery.

Like Bay says, their goal in life is to make you crazy. And no matter how large your flock grows you never get tired of newborn lambs!
They are definitely driving me crazy!!! Mostly because I just can’t wait for the cuteness. But also because I’m pregnant too. And I just need there to be babies somewhere!!!
 

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Well while your waiting for lambs I’m waiting for goat. Any day now mocha.
 

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Here are 2 White Dorper ewes that are due soon.
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This ewe was born on January 22, 2017. 5 years old in 3 weeks. This is her 5th lambing. I accidently gave her a break this year by forgetting to put her in the breeding pen at the right time so she is lambing several months later than she should.
The ewe below was born on March 25, 2017. 5 years old in 3 months. Again, 5th lambing. Again, I accidently gave her a break by forgetting to put her in the breeding pen - same situation as with ewe above. :hide
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These are my 2 oldest purebred White Dorper ewes. They are good girls, easy breeders and easy lambers producing good size lambs. Both ewes are in good condition, without any grain supplements. They both twinned last lambing. Normally they will lamb every 8-9 months (when I make sure to put them in with the ram LOL) alternating singles and twins. This gives me an average of 3 lambs every year. This year due to my own faulty record keeping, I forgot they were supposed to go in with the ram in May/June. Went out of town for a month on business and thought they were bred. Looked at the white board with the breeding schedules when I returned and realized they were not bred. :mad:Put them in with the ram late and they should lamb any time. Benefit of a marking harness - definite lambing dates.
The one on the bottom (without the mohawk) makes me uncomfortable just looking at her!
Any guesses on when they are due and how many?
 
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