This year we've had some adorable babies and a great lambing season thus far. *Update* all ewes have lambed! The majority of our lambs were born in February, with the oldest being born at the end of January and the youngest being born April 16.
We used two unrelated rams for this year's lamb crop. All of our flock are registered Katahdins; and almost all of our lambs can be registered. All registered lambs are sired by RR rams. The one set of commercial twins we have are out of a registered ewe that I know is RR.
We had 20 bred ewes this year.
Our farm has participated for the last couple of years in the Virginia Tech Southwest AREC ram study. This is a great program! I'm so thankful for all the help I've received in learning about sheep improvement through this.
So here is our 2020 sale catalog! I'll update it as frequently as I'm able. Please feel free to contact me for additional information or questions you may have.
This is four year old Katie and her two twin ram lambs. *Update: Katie has already gone to her new home!*
Katie has always been a great mom and usually has twins. She has no problems. I just can't keep them all this time! The lambs were born February 27 and weighed 8 1/2 lbs (DHA 0078) and 9 1/2 lbs (DHA 0077) each respectively at birth. On May 2, 0078 weighed 50lbs and 0077 weighed 48 lbs at weaning. This photo taken April 11. They can be registered.
This is baby Angel in front of her yearling mom Willow. *Willow is not for sale* Angel was born February 25; and as of May 2 weighed 49 lbs at weaning. This photo was taken April 11. Angel is a single and a sweetheart and a solid chunk. She can be registered.
Clementine is a twin out of a two year old mom called Raven who is also for sale. Clementine was born February 28 and weighed 9 lbs at birth. On May 2 she weighed 49 lbs at weaning. This photo taken April 11. Clementine can be registered.
This is Raven. She is two years old and registered. This photo taken March 24, 2020.
This is Pepper. Pepper was born February 12 and weighed 11 lbs at birth. She is a single. (Although her mom had triplets last year as a then two year old.) Pepper weighed 69 lbs on May 2 at weaning. She can be registered. Photo taken April 11.
This is Bessie Mae and her twin ram lambs born February 20. Photo taken April 11.
Bella is a twin out of a 6 year old mom. She weighed a little over 8 lbs at birth. On May 2 at weaning, she weighed 52 lbs. She can be registered. This photo taken April 11.
Fancy is Bella's twin sister. She weighed almost 8 1/2 lbs at birth. As of May 2, she weighed 52 lbs. She can be registered. Photo taken May 27.
Registered yearling ewe Zora is pictured here with twins born April 16. She is a great mom. All three of them are for sale. She has a boy and a girl. Little boy (right hand side of picture) weighed 8 lbs at birth and little girl 6.4 lbs.
Onyx is a registered yearling ewe pictured here with her two twin ram lambs. She is a super good mom. She had a rough start to the year. I had a difficult time getting her weight up. She looks terrific now though. She had a giant growth spurt and really got taller. Her coat is sleek and shiny and so so black. This photo taken March 24.
This is registered yearling ewe Tink. She is still pregnant in this photo taken March 24. She had a single gorgeous black and white spotted ram lamb that weighed 11 lbs at birth. She was an excellent mother. At about two weeks old, her lamb was stolen from the field by some kind of a wandering predator. Tink was very upset. She has dried off fine and is in good health currently. And now I'm getting a LGD.
Daphne is a registered 6 year old. She is pictured here with her twin ram lambs born April 15. They are all for sale. Photo taken May 19.
Dahlia is a yearling pictured here with her twins. She has performed beautifully! She and both twins are for sale. She has a boy and a girl.
Check out this guy! I would have sent him to the Virginia Tech Ram Test were it not canceled this year.
This is not an exhaustive list. I'm still working on it! I just haven't gotten it all typed up yet. If you want check out my post, the-lord-is-my-shepherd.html you can see my one set of commercial twins available as soon as they wean. (Their mom Ruby Sue is not for sale.) My niece named the lambs Poppy and Branch. They come from great stock and should make a solid addition to a commercial breeding program; or Poppy I'm sure would make a great pet.
I'm Debbie. I love listening to chickens cackle and sing. I love Lindt chocolate truffles, a good cup of coffee, and a good book.