Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day 163....

for the ewes, 



and day 57 for the does.


5 comments:

Misty meadow farm said...

I think they may just burst before ever having lambs.

Donna said...

That is what I am starting to think too.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Are you SURE sheep can go that long?!?

Donna said...

Well, it is just since the date the ewes and rams were put together. I do not know when the ewes cycled so I am suspecting that they started cycling later this year here for some reason. I am considering buying a marking harness for next year. Maybe I will ask the NW Shetland group what their experiences have been with this.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh GOOD. I was afraid you were saying it was 163 days since you took the ram OUT; THAT was scary! I only had one ewe (Butter, my yearling) who bred the day she was put in with the ram - and I think she was ready because I had held her out for awhile, unsure that I wanted to breed her. Inky bred about a week after introductions, and two were later than that.

Shaun the Sheep "Off the Baa"

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