Monday, April 15, 2013

Lambing Begins - Pompey Magnus x Constantinople

Well, lambing is afoot here at Whispering Pines. I said I would like a keeper ram lamb out of Constantinople and Pompey Magnus, and we got two of them. Both have potential to be flock sires in the future, but that’s certainly not a call I can make this early in their development (it’s easy to disqualify lambs this early, but not as easy to pencil them into the starting lineup). At any rate, they look pretty good for rams of this age.

I’m not even sure which one I like the best at this point. There are some genetic possibilities here that I envisioned when I line bred Pompey and Constantinople. Ultimately, however, it comes down to whether they can move us forward with our breeding program in multiple areas. It will be interesting watching these guys mature over the summer to see how typey they are and that sort of thing. I was looking for type with this breeding.

I don’t normally let them outside until they are three or four days old, but it was so nice today, that I gave them some exercise time.


Danny Hansen said...

oooOOOOOooo...I looove the dark grey!!

Kelly said...

She looks so much like her mother, that's why I love this ewe. :)

Congrats on getting two stunning rams to help with your wish list. I got a pretty promising grey kat ewe from Maura and a ewe/ram grey kat pair from my Pompey daughter, Meadow. Hoping they mature as nicely as I am predicting. Like you said, it will be awhile before I see if they are true keepers. It looks like you are off to a great start.

stephen rouse said...

Wow! They do look like potential flock sires to me! Very nice.