Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More Lambs - Rich

Okay, if we stopped lambing today, I think I would be quite satisfied with this year’s crop! The two little girls above were born on Tuesday. One is a smirslet socket, and the other is an HST yuglet. I think both have very neat markings. They are out of Sheltering Pines Black Eyed Susan and Sheltering Pines Cihat. This same cross produced Whispering Pines Jeb Stuart last year, who turned out to be an extremely nice ram! We thought we’d take another dip in the genetics pool and reproduce what we got last year (only with ewes this time). Nice lambs!

Last year we brought in two ewes from Theresa Gygi from Under the Son Farm in Indiana and we really like both a great deal. Tiara is a mioget krunet and Betulina is a moorit gulmoget, who quickly became one of our favorites with her deer like features and friendly personality. On Tuesday, Betulina gave birth to a beautiful gulmoget ewe (left), which is exactly what I was hoping for. We bred Cihat to her last fall in hopes of getting a spot carrying gulmoget with an outstanding conformation and long fleece. I really like this one!

As anticipated, we’re already struggling to decide which lambs to keep. Although it’s way too early to decide that, we’ve only had five ewe lambs so far, and I like all of them! Given that we’re only a third of the way through lambing, this is going to be a problem. I suppose it’s a good problem to have!


Redbud Lane Farm said...

Congrats on some really beautiful lambs!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I enjoy reading about all your carefully thought-out analyses and goals, and then seeing if you achieve them. Looks like you do very well!

stephen rouse said...

Rich and Jennifer....fabulous looking lambs. Very nice. Great breeding plans...they have worked out wonderfully. Congrats...stephen

Nancy K. said...

What beautiful lambs! Congratulations on a job well done.