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Buttercup, dob April 2020
Our first F1 ewe lamb, Buttercup has a remarkable fiber, which is why I chose this picture. She has all the markings, including the tail spot. Her nose was all black as a lamb, and gradually has gotten a white band along her nose- apparently she wants to be a white nosed Valais Blacknose! She is currently pregnant. Due date is May 7, 2021. Needless to say: we love this girl and are super excited to see her baby! Update: She had a gorgeous little ewe lamb.
ASTRID dob, 3/2018
This is our youngest and the only one of our ewes that didn’t get pregnant during the AI process (fall 2019). Always sweet, she is the first to come up and to hang around us when we work in the pasture. She is definitely the one who will rather cuddle than eat, and will stand with you for as long as you pet her. She has the same grandfather as Anna, one of our other ewes. The sweetness must run in their lines, as both these girls are super sweet. Has simply a ton of fleece, and had the highest fleece weight of all the girls. She got pregnant on her second attempt of AI, and gave us a healthy set of twin boys that are growing like weeds! We are already planning for her next and last AI this fall.
ANNA dob 2/2016, twin
Anna has amazing coverage in her face which is why I chose this picture where you can really see it. She passed her super sweet disposition on to her ram lamb Bamse- out of Flanders. (See picture under lamb tab!) She is a ditsy but fantastic mom and we adore her. Anna is the smallest of our ewes, yet her lamb was bigger and kept the same growth rate as our other lambs. Was AI’d with semen from Ezra this fall and had a gorgeous boy.
ALLIE dob 2/2016, twin
This is our Allie who came to our farm the born ring leader.. and already pregnant…ooops! Dad was a 5 month old ram-lamb -this was obviously not planned and happened during a transport from OR to AL -so she obviously gets pregnant easily and stays pregnant!! What great qualities. She had a beautiful little ewe lamb, Daisy whom was sold even before her 8 week mark! Allie was AI’d with semen from Ezra this fall and had a set of fantastic twins, one girl and one boy.
Coco DOB 3/2021 (Twin)
Coco was our very last of our March babies born, and so very welcome after we had had 5 boys in a row. Her fleece is super nice, she has very cute markings for an F1 and her absolute biggest plus in my book is her super friendly cuddly personality. She and our Carolina are best buddies and virtually inseparable.
Mom is our Allie, and dad is Ezra.
Carolina DOB May 2021
Carolina is our first F2, her mom is our very own Buttercup, her sire is Harrie. And boy did they create a stunning looking girl. We are super excited to see what she will produce. Carolina won’t be bred this fall as she won’t be old enough yet and we want to give her every chance to grow up before she becomes a mama herself!
In the mean time we will just continue to cuddle and spoil her!
ALMA DOB Feb 2016, twin. SOLD
Alma is the most regal of our little group. She too has a beautiful fleece, great lines and has the largest head of our flock. She had a fantastic little ewe lamb out of Remco. Her markings, colorings and fiber were simply outstanding for a little F1. There was nothing that could have been improved upon- we are therefor repeating that match this fall for a 2021 lamb. We can only hope she does as well again! She did better and gave us a set of remarkable twins, a female and a boy!