Ringo’s Lambs! Baymule’s 5th Lambing

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Lamb pictures!

The brown and white spotted lamb is a ewe, named Latigo. Keeper. The white ram lamb is her brother. He’s standing on a stump. Dinner.

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Here’s Aria! Isn’t she beautiful! Barely in the picture is the ram lamb that had the floppy front feet. They straightened up and he runs and plays.

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One of Miranda’s twins, both ram lambs. Floppy Feet is photo-bombing. LOL

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Eve had twin ram lambs. This is one of them.

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Just because she’s so pretty, here’s Aria again.

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Bedtime!

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You're on time for deliveries. Ringo put himself with the girls on May 2nd, so lambing window is 9/17-10/8 for those you didnt see mounted.
Lady Baa Baa should be due tomorrow as she was tail wagging Ringo on May 11th.
Miranda should be due the 7th.
Lucy should be due the 12th.
Ewenique and Scottie should be Feb 28th.

There my OCD is better now:lol:
 

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Gorgeous. Did you see the birth?

They both look clean and healthy.

Congratulations to all of you!
I was out at the barn yesterday right before 2PM, then Russell came over and we went to cut a big dead tree by the barn, then several more in the horse pasture. We went up front to cut some trees from pasture #1 around 3:30, and there were babies!

You're on time for deliveries. Ringo put himself with the girls on May 2nd, so lambing window is 9/17-10/8 for those you didnt see mounted.
Lady Baa Baa should be due tomorrow as she was tail wagging Ringo on May 11th.
Miranda should be due the 7th.
Lucy should be due the 12th.
Ewenique and Scottie should be Feb 28th.

There my OCD is better now:lol:
:lol::lol: Thanks for the schedule! I'm glad your OCD is better. Haha, Miranda is bagging up in her usual milk cow manner. When the ewes are at the hay bale, I see round bellies and bagging up udders. :love
 

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Pictures! It’s. Girl! WHOOP! This looks like a keeper. Teresa is a Lammy Grammy! So am I, but I bestow the highest honor on Teresa. LOL @Mike CHS we want you and Teresa to have naming rights. This girl will still have to make it through the parasite resistance, growth, disposition and other criteria, but for now, we are thinking keeper. Please name her for us.

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Isn’t she gorgeous? Look at this face!

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Amazing how much she looks like Percy and Taffy! Can you post pictures of them for look alike comparison?
 

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We bought a Dorper ram, in summer of 2016, from the same lady we bought our first 4 ewes from. I was very excited over him.

This is the picture she sent me of him.

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This is him in our trailer, bringing him home.

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NOW I see the high shoulder, the swayback dip and the hump back. Hard to see under the woolly layer, but it was there. I didn’t see it, in my ignorance I trusted the lady to choose a good ram.

In all fairness I chose mixed breed ewes to start from, I called them my learning Sheep and have I ever learned! I sure didn’t want to kill an expensive sheep out of stupidity and I have lost some along the way. My initial object was to have lambs for slaughter. As I have evolved and learned, I discovered I wanted a better flock of sheep. At first I wanted Dorpers, I slowly decided I wanted Katahdins for a variety of reasons. The Dorper ram I had was mean, it sealed his doom and he took a one way ride to freezer camp. I kept his son solely for the purpose of another lambing, then he too went to freezer camp. I had my eye on the ram of my dreams.

The moment @Mike CHS said he was going to change rams, I claimed Ringo. Mike and Teresa were satisfied that he would have a good home with us and the rest is history.

Now the moment of truth. What a difference! Look at the top line, straight, long and overall a beautiful example of what quality looks like.
Ringo is a beautiful ram with a personality to match.


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So now my attention turns to my ewes. I have some good, some not so good and a couple of just plain lousy ewes. The culling process will be hard, these are my pets, but if I ever want a good commercial flock, I have to keep my eye on the prize. As I take away from the flock, I want to add a few quality registered ewes. I have a much better idea of what I want and what to look for, enriched by the lumps and bumps along the way.
In fairness to the breeder I would only mention that perhaps she wasnt concerned with body type and went with weight/growth factors when deciding he was a good ram. We have sacrificed confirmation for goals a time or two. I would say write a list of your goals then pick a few to stick with until you get them locked into your herds genes. A type A body doesnt mean all offspring will be type A...vice versa for type B.

Our goal is size in height and weight so if i have a ewe who is small in the brisket but otherwise is 2 inches taller then my other ewes and weighs 15-20lbs more I am for sure going to bred her and just hope that my very nice confirmation ram will help even things out. As you go thru generations things will even out and your herd will eventually be closer to your goal.

If we were all rich we would start with our dream animals....us poor folks have to work up though and there is no shame in it. Working up make most of the great animals and breds we have now.
 
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