We’ve been slow in getting around to posting some of our lambs, so we’ll do the nickel tour here. The weather has been so lousy, getting pictures has been very tough. Nothing unusual for this time of year in Buffalo , and we have no flooding or other serious issues, so we are grateful.
Peony lambed on Saturday morning and gave us two really nice lambs. The ewe lamb is a fawn or dark mioget gulmoget, and the ram is a fawn or dark mioget (unpatterned). Both have very nice luster and the ram is very silky! It’s too early to make any statements about fleeces other than that. Peony has one of our more primitive fleeces, but the lambs seem to have gotten their fleeces from their father (Clover). It looks like that right now anyway.
On Sunday night, Betulina kept us up and delivered a nice ram. I think he's brown, Jen thinks he's black. Once we get some sun and can really look at the color we'll be able to tell better. He is really built! I could be wrong, but I think he’s the largest ram we’ve had! Cihat is the father. He’ll carry moorit and spots and that’s about all I can say at this point. He looks very promising!
Up next? I really can’t say. Both Queen Anne and Buttercup are bigger than Betulina was, but history hasn’t shown that to be a good indicator. Kiraz is also in the mix. I don’t think so though. I’d be happy if all of them hold out until the end of the week. We’re getting close to the date where the weather switch gets turned off and spring starts for real. If I’m not mistaken, the peepers are still on their second peep, and as you know, spring doesn’t start until the third peep cycle. That’ll happen this week.
So far, so good. Three ewes and two rams. All look very nice to me at this point!