Updated April 27th
March 13, 2017
March 13th - Willow had twin ewe lambs, unassisted. The moorit grey ewe lamb was born around 7:50pm and her twin, a black grey ewe lamb, was born around 8:45pm. Willow has been in a pen in the barn for the past few days because of the extremely cold weather. Her lambs are vigorous and doing well. Their sire is Patrick!
March 16, 2017
Trixie delivered twin solid moorit lambs unassisted this morning - a ewe and a ram lamb. Their sire is Patrick. We are so proud of Patrick settling his ewes early! We expect great things from these larmbs! Also, despite the cold weather, the lambs were up, nursing and lively!
April 2, 2017
Early this morning I found Cady with these twin ewe lambs all cleaned up! One is a solid moorit and the other a black mouflon. These are the first lambs from Champ this year. So far we have 5 ewe lambs out of 6 lambs born!
April 3, 2017
Dolley snuck her lambing in a half hour between barn checks! At 11am she was chewing her cud but a little restless. Then I had a chance to run out to the barn at 11:35am and she had twin ewe lambs, up, cleaned off and trying to nurse!! Wow! Dolley just turned one in March - I'm so impressed with her! And, yes I said she had twin EWE lambs! That makes 7 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb so far this year! Dolley's girls are a black mouflon and a moorit mouflon. Their sire is Champ.
April 4, 2017
Ladybird had large twins this afternoon - a moorit grey ram lamb and a black grey ewe lamb. The ram came first and backward! I caught a glimpse of a lamb almost half out and thought something didn't look right. So I went closer and saw two hind legs, so I pulled him the rest of the way and he is fine! The ewe followed, thankfully she came out just like she was supposed to front feet and head first! Their sire is Champ.
April 6, 2017
At last barn check for the night (10:30pm), I found Piper with two hooves and a nose presenting. I waited a bit, but she wasn't making any progress and seemed to be getting tired. Since I didn't know how long she had been pushing, I gave her 15 minutes and after no progress, I helped her deliver the lamb. The lamb was on its feet looking for the teat in minutes! Piper is a wonderful first time mother and she delivered on her 2nd birthday! This large EWE lamb is a black grey spotted lamb. What a blessing this ewe-lamby year has been! Her sire is Patrick.