Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Lambing Update - April 26

As of April 26, we have 32 lambs running around. A little more than a month ago, we were blessed with 6 early lambs due to a ram escapee. The Icelandics began lambing a couple of weeks ago, and we've seen a few early lambs in the commercial flock. The actual due date for the majority of the 90 or so that are left, is May 2nd. Things are getting very busy around here now!
2 of the 3 rams we used on the commercial flock are black, and I've already got a couple of black lambs from that crossing. Lovely boys with white stars on their heads, spitting image of their dad :)
The Icelandics have shown several blacks, a couple of grays, and a few spots... along with the usual group of white lambs. The most unique looking lamb is a moorit spotted lamb. His face is white, and the rest of him is moorit, including his ears! There are a couple of adults left in the Icelandic group, and the ewe lambs who were bred a little later, are getting ready to start.

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