Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sheep Farm Visit

We are waiting for lambing season to begin. Any day now...

We have friends who have been lambing  for a couple of months. We stopped by their farm over the weekend and got a dose of lamb cuteness!



 You have to love those ears! (Blue Faced Leicester)


 This adorable baby has black lining on his eyes along with black lashes.





I wish I had gotten a better picture of this lamb. He is part Herdwick. Beautiful Lamb.


As you can see no two look alike. The Depew Farm raises several breeds of sheep. They have quite an interesting collection of lambs. One thing they do have in common is their cuteness factor.

I always enjoy Sheep Farm visits.  Sharing ideas, successes, failures-we all learn!



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5 comments:

  1. So you couldn't wait for yours to arrive, you just had to have a lamb fix, huh? Thanks for sharing, they are beautiful.

    Fern

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  2. Those little faces get me every time! :) Hope your lambs come soon!

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  3. Just an FYI on the lamb genetics (in case anybody interested)....
    First photo... farm-sired ewe lamb.... suffolk-tunis-columbia
    2nd photo... purebred blueface leicester ewe lambs... purchased their dams as bred ewes from Pitchfork Ranch
    3rd photo... primarily Dorset... is a B+ carrier for Booroola gene, ram lamb.
    4th photo... Australian-Dorset sired ewe lamb (from LAI breeding), dam has suffolk/tunis genetics. Lamb in background is NZ-Suffolk sired ram lamb (also LAI).
    5th photo... NZ-Suffolk sired ewe lamb (LAI) with dam suffolk-columbia-tunis predominantly. Lamb on left background is a farm-sired twin wether lamb out of a Scotch mule ewe and my Suffolk-Columbia-Tunis ram. One with head turned... can't tell.
    6th photo... Herdwick-X ram lamb (LAI)... there is very little Herdwick genetics in USA. I have this 1/2-blood ram lamb and also a 1/2-blood ewe lamb (each has different dam).

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    1. Thanks for adding. I will have to go and change my post- I thought the BFL were crosses, sorry! :)

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