Tuesday, February 26, 2013

And Last But Not Least...

Darla lambed at 2:00 this morning.  And finally, I got a purebred Southdown ewe lamb from her!  I was hoping for twins, but I'll settle for this big, good looking ewe lamb. 























I'm pretty sure I'd like to keep her, so I need to think of a name for her.





















Here she is being greeted by her half-brothers.

















And speaking of her brothers, I borrowed the larger of the two to take a few pictures.  The barn is dark and it's hard to get a good picture of a black animal, so we went outside for a few minutes. 


















He's a cute little guy!

















As far as lambing seasons go, this wasn't my best one.  I was hoping for twins from each ewe, and ended up with a set of twins and a single, plus aborted twins.  I guess it could be worse than three live, healthy lambs on the ground, but it's not what I was aiming for.  I have always had great luck in the past, so I guess it's my turn to have some "not so great" luck.  At least the ewes are all healthy! 

4 comments:

Becky said...

What a cute, strong looking little ewe lamb! :) I'm sorry she had a single but I'm sure glad it was a girl. :) I'm sorry you didn't have the best season for lambs. I'm crossing my fingers for you for next year!

Tayet said...

What a cute little girl! Just a suggestion, but how about Gracie? Congrats on the lambs, and I'm so sorry about the aborted twins!

Momma/Deb said...

Wow!!! Darla does it again! What a GORGEOUS ewe lamb!! She's huge and so healthy looking! Maybe you can name her after that crossbred Ewe -Bertha, who was so amazing when you were in HS. Although, your new ewe lamb is too gorgeous to be named Bertha! Way to go and what a keeper!! Love you, Momma

Susan said...

Oh, they are so darling I am melting into a puddle.

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