Do you think Jade’s lambs are too big to be nursing?
Foxglove and her lambs. They are all two to three months old now and can be weaned. I usually don’t wean until about three or even four months. If I wait a little longer it’s easier to dry off the ewes.
These are the first two lambs born at the end of February. I plan to keep the ewe lamb on the right. There are a few this year with horns like the ewe on the left. I don’t have enough space to keep sheep around to see how they’d turn out given time. I’d call this ewe a cull at this point from the standpoint of her horns.
Speaking of culls, this is what happens when ram lambs’ horns are too close at the base.
Here is a lilac ram with very nice horns so far. He is the last lamb born this year.
No horns to worry about with these guys. Who wants horns when you have ears like that? This is a 75% BFL-25% Jacob wether.
This is Meridian Axle, born last March. Love his horns.