We are getting close to the end of lambing 2011!
This morning, our horned ewe WillowGarden Chocolatini gave birth to a lovely fawn katmoget ram lamb. This is a repeat of our 2010 breeding which produced Riverglen Farm Frappucino. Frappucino is now the flock sire over at Windeyer Farm. This year's boy is just as lovely.
This evening, I came home to Riverglen Farm Willow and her two newborn ram lambs. Sire is Wedge. I *think* both boys are grey but it's sometimes hard to tell in the first few days. I may change my mind on their colour next week. Willow is a first time mother this year. She appears to be a very good mother, typical for a Shetland.
So our statistics so far are: 9 sets of twins, 6 singles for a total of 24 lambs out of 15 ewes. We have 6 Shetlands and one crossbred left to lamb down.
And just for Bill, here is the breakdown by sire:
V Creek Leo:
3 sets of twins - 3 ewes, 3 rams
*All of Leo's lambs are on the ground now
FirthofFifth Aman AI:
2 sets of twins, 3 singles - 2 ewes, 5 rams
*We have two ewes bred to Aman that have yet to lamb
2 sets of twins, 2 singles - 4 ewes, 2 rams
*Still 3 ewes bred to Wedge that have yet to lamb
Windblest Amadeus (our BFL ram):
2 sets of twins, 1 single - 3 ewes, 2 rams
*One ewe still to go for Amadeus
Pics of the new additions will follow *hopefully* in the next day or two. Until then...