Thursday, February 28, 2013

Names starting with K for lambs born in 2013



Girls
  1. Kayleigh - Used
  2. Kaitlyn - Used
  3. Karen - Used
  4. Kristen - Used
  5. Katherine- Used
  6. Kelly- Used
  7. Kathy- Used
  8. Kim
  9. Kara
  10. Kennedy
Boys
  1. Kevin - Used
  2. Kyler
  3. Kadin
  4. Keith
  5. Kenneth
  6. Kent
  7. Koby
  8. Kody

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jolene's Twin ewe lambs 2-27-13

Jolene had a set of twin ewe lambs today! Named Kelly, and Katherine (will call her Kate for short). Katherine weighed 12.30lbs and Kelly weighed 11.50lbs. Both are standing.. So happy. Only Nancy to go.   

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Triplet and Twin update.



Triplets and Twins are doing well.  Still waiting for Nancy, and Jolene to lamb. Jolene should be this week.The Triplets get Docked today. The Twins get there shots.  i'm worried about Jolene. she was the ewe that lost her lamb last year. because she couldn't got up after 2 hrs being with his mom. I hope she will be fine.. but you never know with sheep.Will keep you posted!

Megan's twins pictures

 
Megan, Karen, and Kristen

 
Karen

 
Kristen

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Megan's Twins ewe lambs 2-23-13

Megan had twin ewe lambs. I named them Karen,and Kristen.
Karen weighed 12.78lbs and Kristen weighed 14.46lbs. Had 5 lambs in 5 days. 4 ewe lambs, 1 ram lamb.  2 ewes down 2 to go.  Only Jolene and Nancy left to lamb. most lambs i could have is 9 but thinking more like 8.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jackie's Triplets 2-18-13

Jackie had Triplets today.. 2 girls and 1 boy. Kayleigh weighed 12.78lbs, Kevin weighed 10.67lbs, and Kaitlyn weighed 9.14lbs. This made my week. Only 2nd set of Triplets ever. Only 3 more ewes to go.

Happy 6th birthday Nancy

Happy 6th Birthdy Nancy!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My own sheep quiz ( Answers)



My own sheep quiz!
1. How many breeds of sheep are there? 914
 
2. Name 3 breeds of sheep that you can think of?
1.Shropshire

2. Suffolk
3. Shetland
4. Hampshire
5. Dorset
 6. Jacob
7. Lincoln
8. Merino
9.Rommey
10. South Down
 
3. What is male sheep called? Ram
 
4. What is a female sheep called? Ewe
 
5. What is a baby sheep called? Lamb


6. What is a castrated male sheep called?Wether


7. What age do you usually bred ewes for the first time? 18 months
8. How many days are ewes Pregnant for? 147-151 days


9. What % of growth of unborn lambs happenes in the last 6 weeks? 70%






10. What is the right way for a lamb to be born? Front legs, and nose


11. How long in between lamb births? 15-30 minutes


12.How many lambs are born at one time?  Between 1 or 3


13. How long after birth do the lambs try to stand? 15- 20 minutes







14.What do lambs do right after standing up? Look for milk


15. What is a group of sheep called? Flock
 
16. How old are lambs weaned off there moms? 8 weeks


17 How old are lambs ready to be killed? 6 months


18 How long do sheep usually live? 8-10 years



My own sheep Quiz ( Questions)

My own sheep quiz!
 
1. How many breeds of sheep are there?
 
2. Name 10 breeds of sheep that you can think of?
 
3. What is male sheep called?
 
4. What is a female sheep called?
 
5. What is a baby sheep called?

6. What is a castrated male sheep called?

7. What age do you usually bred ewes for the first time?
 
8. How many days are ewes Pregnant for?

9. What % of growth of unborn lambs happenes in the last 6 weeks? 





10. What is the right way for a lamb to be born?

11. How long in between lamb births? 

12.How many lambs are born at one time?

13. How long after birth do the lambs try to stand?

14.What do lambs do right after standing up?

15. What is a group of sheep called?
 
16. How old are lambs weaned off there moms?

17 How old are lambs ready to be killed?

18 How long do sheep usually live?
 







 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Still playing the waiting game..

Well I'm still playing the WAITING game. it's been 16 days into the first cyicle. When the ram was introduced to the ewes on Sept 1.  I should have some lambs soon.. I really HATE the waiting game. I'll kept you updated.