Waiting on lambs

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I'll be trying out marking harnesses this coming Fall. Not knowing and guesstimating is killing me!! Oh the stress!!

Looks like two of the eight ladies have lambs cooking, of course, they also happen to be my old pros. Rest I see no belly. First timers love to hide them.
Piggy may also be cooking some bacon bits!
Hoping for ewe lambs!!
Cotton Candy front left, seems to have a big belly, too
Houdini babies for the rest, eh? lol
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Sheep tongue! Blanka looks a bit pudgy, slow, too.
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Getting a belly
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I'll be trying out marking harnesses this coming Fall. Not knowing and guesstimating is killing me!!

X2!!! Last year I had dates on almost every ewe. This year - one.

Actually, I now have dates on 3 other ewes and the goats, but they aren't due until June. Bad girls were supposed to be due in Feb/March.

I really, really want to use marking harnesses this fall.
 

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X2!!! Last year I had dates on almost every ewe. This year - one.

Actually, I now have dates on 3 other ewes and the goats, but they aren't due until June. Bad girls were supposed to be due in Feb/March.

I really, really want to use marking harnesses this fall.
X3 but At least this time we have a general idea of when ours is due. Not waiting for three months xD . A marking harness is definitly in order next season!
 

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Mine have all had them in March, 1 had one in April. But still, not being sure of the week still stresses me.
Previous years, I was constantly dropping to the ground to check udders and hoo-haas, have to do that this year as well, just to get an idea if they are close. If I knew the bred dates, I wouldn't have to be busting my knees constantly to figure out how many weeks they might have left!
This year, I have 8 ewes and the newest 9th may also be bred, that's a lot of back-ends to be checking daily!

I'm still trying to figure out which color would show up on black wool! I don't want to use red and have people passing by calling AC because of the "bloody" sheep running around, lol.
 

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Most of the colors should show up ok. It's usually advised to start with a lighter color and then change to a darker color after 2 weeks. I would imagine that yellow, orange, and red would show up nicely on black sheep.
 

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Every year I've had lambs in January...but this past summer, was not so hot heat...and first lamb arrived December 3rd...all born in December except for my baby...she lambed end of January :) Marking harness was my plan, but didn't do it on time...just glad all arrived safe and sound :) Wishing good birthings for all :)
 

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Love my marking harnesses! I sell fleece and yarn so I was worried about the chalks in the commercial ones not washing out well enough without commercial scouring. Got creative with a dog harness, some sidewalk chalk and some zip ties and it works perfectly. Blue showed up well on my black sheep.
 

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Original ewe looks to be bagging up, another looks like she *may* be bagging up. Shelly looks like she's hiding a lamb, another also looks like something's cooking, but doesn't wanna show it.
Go away freezing temps, snow and ice!! I want grass for my little lambchops!!!
 
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