Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lambing begins



Lucy was bred to the Finn ram Eino this past fall. She had given me three years of all ram lambs, two of which were AI offspring and I retained both. Figuring I'd get only more rams (yes I realize the ram is responsible for the x or y chromosome decision), I put her to the Finn. She produced two lambs, a gray katmoget ram and a fawn katmoget EWE. It was a difficult birth and Lucy was not getting up for several hours after wards. The ram was poor presented, stillbirth, but not overly large (6 pounds). The GIRL is a spitfire and bouncing around already. After lunchtime I went back to find Lucy up, but a little wobbly. They have the entire loafing barn to themselves now, until I know Lucy can walk around good enough to be jugged up. Although it was a rough start to lambing in 2012, I am STILL excited that its finally here :)

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Yup, I get this Garrett. My Heart nearly died getting that last lamb (the trip) out and is still dragging. I am bottling the two girls, letting her tend just the ram and I am happy. It's all good and just such a joy to see the season start. Hugs buddy and good luck with the rest of the season.

Kelly Bartels said...

And a beautiful little girl she is......can I be jealous and happy for you at the same time?

Potosi Sheep Farm said...

Beautiful little ewe. Momma will bouce right back. That's what Shetlands do best.

Rayna said...

Wow didn't realize it was Lucy. Thank goodness she's doing better :) And that little girl sure is precious!

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