We had considered leaving certain crossbred ewes in the Katahdin flock for upgrading. They had St Croix and/or miniscule amounts of Barbados and Black Hawaiian in their backgrounds. Many registered Katahdin breeders won't touch anything with Barbados in it with a 500ft pole. Therefore I'll be keeping 4 or 5 ewes in my Commercial Crossbred… Continue reading Looking Ahead with Sheep
In the midst of not having power and living off of take-out, soup, hotdogs, and camp coffee we had a nice surprise! Rosie, a Registered St Croix decided to finally give birth! Her friend Jazzy still hasn't and I'm starting to think she won't (though I'll give her 2 more weeks before I call her… Continue reading A Nice Suprise
2/5/21 Here is this little cutie! First timer, Registered St Croix, Barbie had an 8lb ram lamb sired by Registered St Croix, Dasher. He has a brown spot on the top of his neck and a brown tipped ear on the right. Not a good year for selling St Croix ewe lambs, though I get… Continue reading 1 More Down….2 To Go!
2/4/21 These two ewes gave us some really nice lambs Thursday!! We're getting overrun with ram lambs though! Registered St Croix, Fizzy, had a 10lb ram lamb this morning sired by Registered St Croix, Dasher. Registered Katahdin, Ginger, had an 8lb ewe lamb and an 8lb ram lamb. Sire is either of the Registered Katahdin… Continue reading More Lambs…Almost Finished!
2/2/21 Finally a week later we have another set of lambs! At 7:30pm First Timer, Registered St Croix, Gillie, had a 7lb ram lamb and 5lb ewe lamb out of Registered St Croix, Dasher. (Yay for more purebred St Croix!) She scattered them across the barn and decided she hated the little girl. She gets… Continue reading It’s Been a Week….but….LAMBS!