What to do with the ram lambs? I go back and forth.
I changed coats on all three boys yesterday. My own sons were helping me with the changes and then moving them across the yard to a new paddock...so I didn't bother with getting photos during the process. But I did get a chance to evaluate fleeces again.
Beck...not quite as soft as a newborn. But yesterday I couldn't feel any difference between his fleece and his brother's fleece. I had made up my mind to wether him. Now I'm doubting that decision. I'm assuming that decisions like this start getting harder as one approaches flock goals. So I will count it as a sign of flock improvement that my least favorite lamb seems as soft as my favorite.
Clennam and Tecwyn knee deep in clover. Having good forage this late in the year is so uncommon.
Clennam with his broken scur. Since it isn't hurting him in anyway, I keep forgetting to get it clipped off. Clennam has gorgeous black tips to his fleece under that coat.
This photo shows how good Beck's hindquarters are. All three boys are nice and wide like this.
And here is my favorite...Tecwyn. He has fine bones and yet a very alert, masculine presence. And the softest fleece in my flock.