We had our first lamb yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with the Greenwater Julian x Zettle’s Harley cross.
Isn’t she pretty???
Harley is going to be 9 this year and this is the 2nd ewe lamb she has produced that wasn’t ugly 🙂 Unfortunately, I sold the first one and was starting to think she may not produce another one for me. Her ewe lambs are usually very light in color and have very little color on their faces. Her boys are always marked nicely and are very handsome.
This little girl will be staying here. She looks to have a very pretty fleece, just like her mom and dad.
It looks like 4 more will be lambing this weekend and there won’t be any rest for me because it is a steady stream until the 18th.
Some of the girls are getting pretty big!
Kenleigh’s Aurora – she comes from a line that always gets BIG. I’m sure she just has twins, but my son says she has 5 in there 🙂
Kenleigh’s Ellie is the loud mouth of the group and has been complaining for a week now. She still has a week and a half to go. Poor girl!
Rolling Hills Veronica is the biggest of the girls this year. She isn’t just wide…
but deep as well.
Stay tuned for more lamb photos!
Yeaaaaa, lambs. Harley’s girl is adorable and I’m glad she finally had a ewe lamb for you. Her fleece does look very nice. You do have some big girls, I can’t imagine them going to much longer. Congrats to you on your pretty new addition.
I love it!! I will trade you my puppy raising to lamb your ewes out! okay??
Congratulations. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for healthy twins and not FIVE! lambs.
Congratulations on a great start! I felt sorry for your girls when you sheared, but must say it would be nice to see their progress that clearly. I haven’t decided when to shear yet; the two ewe lambs will be shorn earlier so I can possibly show them at BSG with fleece, but am still up in the air on the bred ewes. I could definitely do Katie, the new ewe, earlier, because she’s not due until late May. Then I could coat her lovely self to have a clean fleece next year….
Boy that is tempting Lora 🙂
Linda – Thanks! The thing is her udder is so HUGE that she probably would have enough milk for 5!!! I hope she lambs soon because she can barely walk, lol!
Michelle – Thanks! I agree about feeling very sorry for my girls when we sheared. I wish I had done it a few weeks later – the weather has been so mild since then. It is hard to decide when to do it!
My ewes are pretty big too, no lambs yet. I am surprised because they were in with the ram from July on, but it is really kind of nice not dealing with new lambs right now. Maybe tonight…..