These poor babies have been neglected on the blog! With 42 lambs on the ground, life has been a little crazy 🙂
Here are the lambs that have been born in February…
First time momma, Allegany, had a set of twins and has proved to be an excellent mother.
Gypsy is her ewe lamb. Gypsy means someone living an unconventional lifestyle and she may not be living one, but she is dressed a little unconventional for a jacob lamb. I think her extra black makes her extra special.
Rapscallion is her ram lamb, I love his one blue eye.
Next up was one of my son’s ewes, Echo. She had a pair of ram lambs. He named this guy Explorer because he was a real go getter and was exploring the whole barn while his mom was cleaning up his brother. My son had to keep picking him up and putting him back with mom.
Here is his brother, Silver. His name came from one of my son’s favorite shows at the moment – Lone Ranger.
Mollala, another first time momma, surprised and mystified us with this lilac ram lamb. Lilac is a recessive color gene in the Jacob breed and I really didn’t think she was a carrier. She was bred to Reno, a known lilac carrier. I guess she showed us 🙂
He loves to kick up his heels.
Rae-Ann, a well seasoned ewe, had her twin girls very close to the same time as Mollala.
Skedaddle is working hard to live up to her name.
Rae-Ann is helping her by teaching them how to skedaddle away from me. She is very protective of her lambs and doesn’t want me anywhere near them!
Sassy isn’t having any problem living up to her name!
The next ewe to lamb should have been Azera, but she continued chewing her cud and making us wait.
Cleora was happy to fill the time by having twins, a ram lamb and a ewe lamb. The boy’s name is Teague meaning fair or handsome and the girl’s name is Daedal (dee-dal), which means ingenious/skillful – I thought it was a cute name to match a cute girl.
Yesterday morning, Azera finally had her lambs. We are a little short on 4-horn boys this year and I was joking with a friend that maybe if I pre-named them it would help. So, I came up with Casanova, Romeo, and just in case there was a third one, Don Juan. Her actual due date was Valentine’s day and these names seemed to fit. I was shocked when she actually had 2, 4-horn ram lambs!!!
We are almost 50/50 – boys to girls, with 19 boys and 23 girls. We have a handful of ewes left to lamb and most of them should be done by the end of the month!
Yay for four horned boys!!
My brother laughed at me when I looked and did a little happy dance for boys 🙂
42 lambs!! WOW!!! You’re such a great shepherdess!
Ah, thanks 🙂 I just realized that we now have exactly 100 sheep!!!! No wonder it is so loud at feeding time, lol.
….and they are all tagged as well, I guess that is how you keep track of who is who. I’m jealous that you have grass already!
The tags are for ‘just in case’ something happens to me. I know all the lambs by name, but my husband doesn’t. We have grass most of the year. The grass in these photos is actually in one of the ‘sacrifice’ pastures that they are in all of the time. It is a great area to raise sheep 🙂
Why do some of your lambs sport ear tags…and others don’t? Can you do a couple of close-ups on said ear tags….those are the exact style I am trying this year and they came with NO instructions. I don’t want to put them on too tight and have them affect my LOVELY blueface ears……as my sheep will need to be able to tie them in a knot or tie them in a bow.
The younger lambs didn’t have their tags in yet. It was such a nice day, I wanted to let them out and play a little. When I brought them in last night, I tagged/banded/vaccinated the little guys. I will get some close-ups of them for you. Here is a link to Premier on installing the tags – http://www.premier1supplies.com/img/instruction/13.pdf No, you wouldn’t want to mess up those awesome ears!
Hooray for lambs!! Allegany has some interesting lambs. We’re anxious to get our Jacobs!!
These lambs are too darn cute and just brighten up my day:)
Nice shannon! always enjoy the blogs photos.
Cutest. Lambs. Ever.