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post #31 of 72 Old 02-27-2013, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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There is actually a bit of controversy over his color right now. Looking back at pictures of my lambs from last year, one blue and one white he looks closer to the blue (who is his full sister) but he has some strange white swirls all over his hips which is very odd. im gonna have to get some experts out to see if they know what color he is!
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post #32 of 72 Old 02-27-2013, 04:06 PM
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Texas, are your sheep always confined to pens or do they get out to graze in paddocks as well.


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Theyre on pasture 24/7 unless theyre on high alert for breeding season. Even high alert females are let out during the day. Also after the baby can move a little bit better he and his mom will be able to go out and graze with everyone else but baby needs to be able to move in case some of the other ewes think he needs a good headbutt. (they can be mean. Usually the first few days they are supervised outside!)
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ah good, I can breath now LOL.
You're a lot more intensive about it than we are - our sheep just drop the lambs in the paddock where they are - most with no problems at all. Obviously during lambing, we check the paddocks twice a day but other than that we leave them to it. We find with the big flocks where the sheep are not used to people being around, they are better off left alone


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Well.. the lambs are show lambs. I get 300$ a piece per lamb so im a bit intense on making sure theyre okay. Also they ahave to be bred at a certain time to where its VERY cold at night when theyre born and they have been known to freeze to death after birth so we try to keep them as warm as possible until theyre better able to regulate their own body temp. Also we prefer to handle them a lot as babies so they dont see humans as such a scary occurance since theres a high possibility children will be working with them and its easier if they arent scared to death of us.
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If you look in the background you see my herd in their pasture. Thats how they usually are when its not lambing season.
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wow that looks beautiful
I'm all for handling the sheeples - ours are more like dogs - can't go anywhere in the paddock without them right beside us

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mine are the exact same until they find out you dont have feed. My ram and my younger ewe are so bad about being loved on. Lamblet my youngest will paw at me if im not scratching her head!! I raised her myself which explains why she's spoiled XD
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Looks like Dizzy girl might be getting close. I was playing with the new lamb after i fed my bottle calf tonight and Dizzy was in the next stall grunting terribly conspicuously! Im giving her MAYBE a week before she pops! She's getting too uncomfortable to move too much nowadays. She's tripled in width as well!
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And we have two twin girls!


Also these babies full brother from last year got 4th place and 1900 at the livestock show!! Way to go henry!!
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