2010 Lambs – Ram Lambs in Order?

Seems as though there gets to be years that produce more ram lambs and then other years that produce more ewe lambs – so does this mean it’s a “Ram Year?”

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Annie would like to show you one of twins that was born this morning to Castle Rock’s Sprinkles by our ram Kenleigh’s Raider.  Now that Annie is big enough to hold the lambs, she’s not wanting to let go.  The nice thing is that she has a pretty good grasp of what gentle is.

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I would like to say that the feeling is mutual with the lamb, but I do know that as a new born he’s not looking for a kiss…  He’s wondering where mama is because he’s hungry!

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Sprinkles delivered two ram lambs, both two horned.  One has a really nice nubby lamb fleece and the other has the more straight looking woolly coat.  Both seem to be pretty consistent though.  Last year Sprinkles gave me a gorgeous little ewe lamb, so I guess I can let her slide and give me a couple ram lambs this year.  I am definitely keeping her daughter though…

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Isn’t she gorgeous?  I’m thinking she will be attending the Black Sheep Gathering in June.  This is Mud Ranch’s Stardust, one of the few animals that Hubby has been allowed to name.  She’s got such a colorful coat and her name flowed well with her mama’s – Sprinkles and Stardust.

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The only unfortunate thing is that Stardust is just about as freaky as Sprinkles – one of our wild children.  That’s okay though, as long as they cooperate and come in to the barn at night. 

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And of course, it helps to produce these cute little faces consistently.  Sprinkles did her job well. 

I hope all my other Jacob Sheep friends have a most blessed lambing season.  May it be totally uneventful… Next up, Sophia or Stephanie, Maud or Winifred, Lou Ellen or Violet… I’ve got quite a few that are bagging or already have big bags.

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Sophia always looks a bit comical to me, especially when she stands up… She’s so short and her belly is always so big.  She can hardly walk too, ‘cause her bag is so full.  I’d expect she’s very very close. 

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I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on January 31, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I had to put a link to your blog on Lily’s computer too…that way she doesn’t have to wait for me to check lambing pics. Very cute! So, are these rams not sire material? If not, how do you know, bloodline? will they become gyros?

  2. No wonder people mistake my friesians for jacobs, eh? Those look just like my little spotted babies. Congrats on the healthy lambs, and hoping you get a few ewes as the season unfolds (no one likes a 100% ram crop!)

  3. Last year, the first two of my six lambs were ewes — and all the rest were rams! So yeah, I started off feeling lucky, and then realized that how lambing starts is not necessarily how it ends…. Hope you get a ewe year!

  4. So true Michelle 🙂 We have 4 ewe lambs at the moment, but that can change quickly!

    Stardust is a pretty girl and I am so excited to see that you are planning on coming back!!! Hopefully you can stay a little longer this year 😉

    Your boys are very cute and I can’t wait to see the rest!

  5. Love the pictures of your new arrivals. Our first calf was a bull and if it goes the opposite of what it did last year this is is a bull year for me.

  6. Congrats! Looks like lambing season is off to a swinging start! Enjoy and keep us posted with pics of those beautiful little babies!

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