Friday, May 20, 2011

Lazy Rams

KRK Johann (2), AV Louis (9), and KRK Ben-Hur (1)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2011 Youngest Lambs

KRK Mercy lambed last this year with a set of gorgeous twins by AV Louis. This is her first lambing and she's doing a great job.

Her ram lamb, Gremio at one month old.

Every since I caught him for his three week shots, Gremio has a strange fascination with creeping up on me and bleating in my ear. Strange fellow.

Katherina...the first lamb with true black in a long time. A pretty ewe lamb all around.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


DWB Symphony

Triplet yearling. Beautifully shed out. RR from AV lines.
The result of our first on-our-own c-section and well worth it. Love this gal.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What matters?

DWB 0007

Sire: AV Louis (Katahdin. Twin. RR.)
Dam: Maggie (Dairy. Triplet. QR.)
DOB: February 13th
Dairy/Katahdin - Unrecorded

Pictured at 3 months.

Love this ram lamb. He's really packing the meat and inherited the Katahdin coat. I can't wait to use him on my experiment dairy ewes.

I will be constantly kicking myself for not having papers on Louis so I could record this guy along with other Louis offspring. He's really beautiful and has a lot to offer.

He will be for sale in November after our primary breeding season.

Should I use a different ram lamb because I can have recording papers? I dunno. Sylvius is certainly the best dairy cross we've produced.

I have to keep reminding myself of the goal here. We brought dairy sheep into the flock to have a few to milk, but primarily to add to our Katahdin genetics and reinforce the beautiful, heavy milking, quick weight gain, and high birth rates.

Sylvius may be a detour on full registration on our project, but he's a great stepping stone to the look, confirmation, and lines I want. He also has the most color of any Katahdin/Dairy cross born here and a promising coat.

....Still some decisions to make, but for now, he's certainly staying on the farm.