Farming forum: First lambs of my season

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Name: Tracy
Azalea Oregon (Zone 8a)
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tracerracer
Mar 22, 2013 11:46 PM CST
:) First ones on the ground, one of my St Criox/dorper ewes went today.......... Had a nice 5-6 pound ram lamb, 'thought' she was done ( first year ewe) Nope, about 45 minutes later, had a little bitty ewe lamb, about 1/2 the size of her brother........ I am concerned about her, mom isn't showing much 'patience' with her tryin' to nurse..... I milked mom and got a couple oz into baby and am headed back out here in a bit to check and do it all again if she needs more............ Regardless, I have a couple pictures..........

( ouch)

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Her sister had a LOT of interest in the ram lamb ( she is also due at any time now)

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These babies are 3/4 Dorper ( ram is 100%, Ewe 1/2)

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 23, 2013 2:16 PM CST
Awe. Good luck with the baby lamb, Hope if mom won't let her nurse she will take the bottle.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 23, 2013 2:59 PM CST
Hope the little ewe makes it, fine little ram.
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Mar 23, 2013 3:14 PM CST
How Cute Lovey dubby
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Name: Tracy
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tracerracer
Mar 23, 2013 5:37 PM CST
Well, she has made it so far and the good news is, she is 'latching on'..... I continue to 'supplement' ( because I am a worry-wort ) ........ Also went over to my neighbor's today and helped them with their lambs... She ended up with a couple bummers from older ewes ( we will also be 'helping' her with those ewes ( a necessary 'evil' in production herds) ................... 1 jacob ram and 1 ewe lamb for her ( you can tell the ram by the double diapering ;) )

My 2 first........ Not tough to tell them apart, he looks like a 'butterball' compared to her (if you click on the picture, you can see all of her )

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And Cookie's Jacob bummers

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 23, 2013 5:40 PM CST
So cute! Glad to hear your gal is doing fine.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
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Kathleen
Mar 24, 2013 6:11 AM CST
neat - what is a Jacob bummer? Dairy cows are all I know, lol

Name: Tracy
Azalea Oregon (Zone 8a)
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tracerracer
Mar 24, 2013 7:56 AM CST
Kathleen said:neat - what is a Jacob bummer? Dairy cows are all I know, lol


The breed is Jacob sheep....... and being from a dairy back ground, you would probably understand the term 'bottle babies' quicker Big Grin Bummer lambs are just that, the ewes for these 2 are older and unable to nurse them..... My neighbor didn't think they were bred ( goes to show you, they can be 'sneaky' ;) ) She is going to cull them, sad but a reality of a working ranch..........
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Name: Tracy
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tracerracer
Mar 30, 2013 9:07 AM CST
Well, my other ewe 'went' yesterday ( it seems my girls have a 'Friday thing', ;) wink goes here) Again, first a ewe lamb, then a ram lamb .......... Both doing well from the start Big Grin

their coloring has me a 'tad' baffled ............ The sire is fullbooded Dorper, the ewe i was told, a St Croix/Dorper mix ................... I know there are times that Dorpers can throw some brown, but I haven't seen or heard of 'pinto' ( wink here ;) ) In fact if someone wanted to get 'technical', the ewe lamb is 'calico' ( mostly wite, with a couple black spots on her back and brown on her head and legs) I dunno................ Regardless, this is a production flock, not a 'show' flock, so my main concerns are conformation and gain ( beyond healthy and 'vibrant' )

Here are shots of the 'new' 2 and the week old 2, (gonna have to figure out some names for those 2)

Ewe lamb first, she's got a lotta leg goin' on ( wink here)...........

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Then, the ram

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The ewe spent a LOT of time in the blackberry bust behind our crabapple, I am sooooooo happy that she decided to jug herself up before doin' the deed

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and finally, because she was doin' not so hot and I wasn't sure we be able to 'pull her out' of it................. The week old ewe lamb is doin' fantastic, she is a goin' concern............ May I present, the Queen of the hill ( another wink here)

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 31, 2013 11:39 PM CST
Shannon said:How Cute Lovey dubby


I agree nodding Lovey dubby

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 1, 2013 9:03 AM CST
Tracy, very cute, love queen of the hill. I would like to see the photos larger for better viewing. Whistling
Name: Tracy
Azalea Oregon (Zone 8a)
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tracerracer
Apr 1, 2013 10:28 AM CST
mcash70 said:Tracy, very cute, love queen of the hill. I would like to see the photos larger for better viewing. Whistling


I agree............... I don't know 'exactly' how to do that, I've never had to..... Just posted and they were always 'lareger', hmmmmm.................... I will try to resize ( or I could just post the link to my photobucket album and you can see them all ( I tend to take a BUNCH of pictures ( wink HERE) )
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Apr 1, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Maybe someone will chime in here and tell you how to post them larger. Thumbs up
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 23, 2013 4:13 PM CST
Those are so adorable. I am late to this thread. You have any updates on those babies?

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