We are often asked how fast the horns grow on the Jacob sheep. People are often shocked to find out that you can see the horns on the ram lambs when they are born. The horns do a lot of growing from birth to 9-10 months, but the growth that really amazes me is in the Spring of their yearling year. Here are some pictures of Byeburn Hector showing just what I mean!
Here he is October 15th, shortly after moving from New Jersey.
The date of this picture is March 18th. Not a lot of growth, but some. He looks to be pretty big….
until he stands next to one of the big boys
This is at the end of April, he is getting bigger.
This is a current picture of him. Amazing how much he has grown in the last month!
He doesn’t look so small next to Mac anymore!
The girls don’t go through such a dramatic growth spurt, but it still surprises me how they go from looking like a lamb to looking like an adult in a short time frame in the Spring.
Ruby Peak Pentstemon joined our farm at the end of August last year.
Here she is in October.
In March, she was still going through the ‘teenage’ phase. Not really a lamb anymore, but not quite adult looking either.
The lovely lady today.
I love watching them change and mature this time of year!