Breeding season has snuck up on me this year! We are using 5 rams…
Magic Moon Junior
and Theron is starting his little flock this year by breeding a few ewes to Kenleigh’s Reno.
Now I just have to figure out who is going with who 🙂
Breeding Jacobs can be rather difficult at times and I sometimes think that just opening the gate and sorting off 6 ewes to go with each ram would create better results than agonizing over the combinations. I think my son has the best plan – when I asked him what 3 ewes he wanted to breed to Reno, he very quickly said Dolly because he loves her and she is very friendly, the second one was Lulu because she was talking to him and he thinks she is cute, and the third was Petunia because she was standing there looking at him! I can’t wait to see those results.
The ewes are going with the rams next week and I will post pictures and breeding groups once I have them sorted.
Despite the fact that I don’t know who is going with who yet, am very excited about lambs next year! You know you are still passionate about your breed when your excitement increases each year 🙂
Yes! Breeding season, my decisions will be much easier. I will have one older ram, Goth, and a new ram. Goth gets every ewe he is not related to. The new ram gets the rest!It would be a lot of fun to have the pasture and sheep you have….what a wonderful life. I am blessed beyond comprehension here, but every once in awhile I gaze over into someones’ pastures ( yes, PASTURES! I don’t have pastures) and a little covetousness pops out. But then I am very happy to see your pastures full of healthy sheep and your family living a full and blessed life enjoying your flocks!
Yep — still stuck about who’s going with who but I may have it fairly well figured out like Kathy. Most that aren’t related to Raider go to him, though the small handful that aren’t related to Hudson go do him… Yikes, I hope I can keep it straight! 😀 Good luck with yours! 😉
His own little flock…how cute! I hope you will post some of those pride-filled pics when his lambs come!
Julian’s wool and horns have me drooling-what a hunk-o-sheep! Wrangler is waaay cool too! My girls are going unbred this year (again) 😦
I’ll spend most of the year working out my breeding lineup – even going so far as to plan the breedings for unborn lambs! I change it so often that using Theron’s method or the first 6 out method might work as well 🙂 It is exciting to be thinking about 2010 lambs.
I know, I can’t believe it’s that time of year AGAIN. Summer is almost over and the cooler weather will be starting soon. Your rams are very handsome and it’s always fun to dream of what next springs lambs might look like especially with your two new rams this year.
I like that boys reasoning!