Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Breeding Season Winding Down

I couldn't resist posting this awful photo of Bombarde.
Rams are so ugly when they sniff the perfumed air of breeding season. And yet they think they are so sexy. Whatever!
It seems as though all the ewes are bred by their respective rams, except for Bramble Anna Belle. There is the possibility that she was bred the very first day I introduced Bombarde. But I never noticed any evidence of such, so I think she might be ready to cycle soon. I am really looking forward the fleece on her lambs next year. I intend to retain them unless a major fault shows up. Yes, I am hoping she gives me twins.
I was fortunate to witness all the other breedings this fall. Even so, this year I've decided to use a clean up ram for the first time. Bombarde gets the honors of that job.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I have seen ONE of my three ewes bred, so I'm a little jealous! (Not of the voyeurism (sp), but the assurance that you've got lambs coming. :-)

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

It is amazing how the boys can get the job done even with uncooperative ewes. Two years ago my oldest ewe, Rachel, was put to a little ram lamb. She felt completely insulted, and beat the poor little guy (Kavan)up every day she was in with him. I was disparing that I wouldn't get lambs from her at all. But sure enough, she had lambs the next spring. I always joke that Rachel probably only gave baby Kavan a single opportunity to do his job. But at least it worked!

Garrett808 said...

I still can't believe you have watched them breed. Mine just lip curl and the girls squat and pee in front of them. I sure hope I get something! :)