Saturday, April 25, 2009

Eight is great!

Eight ewes left to lamb!

I knew WhitePine Twix was going to lamb last night when I went to bed. I woke up early this morning and found her with a .....wait for it.......wait.......A BLACK RAM LAMB! LMAO! I can't believe it! He has the softest fleece but it is all dog hair, no time will tell. He's a little shrimp too at 3.5# and his mother is a first time mom who just turned I don't know what to think of that.

I just got home from supper with the extended fam and BonoCreek Lavender Brown gave me TWINS this year! Both are nearly 8 pounds ...the ram is the darkest gray katmoget i've seen (and he has a tiny krunet) and his fleece is amazing with crimp down his tail and where the britch should be. The ewe lamb is....wait for it......wait..... A BLACK KRUNET !!! How did I get so lucky :) >:) Her fleece isn't as crimpy and if I'm guessing right should be more intermediate like her mother. I still have her son Lyons from last year and he is quite nice and its a repeat breeding this year as we were unable to AI her when we got her in the craddle. Something about scar tissue. So lavie you did good!

photos tomorrow...i'm working long days!


Rayna said...

hahaha what's with you and black krunets?! I want pics of Lav's ram lamb.... ;-)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Garrett, I think you could be considered the most unlucky of breeders this year, but you still keep a great attitude. I *heart* you!

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