Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yippee! March lambs!

This morning Inky is receptive to Franjean! Based on this handy lambing date calculator, I'll be keeping watch towards the end of March 2009 for surprise packages. The offspring of these two will be F3 Holly, double F4 Roban Dillon; will I get a full-poll out of the match? Will they be black? Moorit? Modified? Gulmoget or solid? Oh, it's going to be a loooong five months. :-)

It is, indeed, breeding season, at . . .

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

Congratulations! Oh, and thanks for the link to the birthday calculator for sheep. I went on to the MSU livestock site and WOW! How interesting! I'm learning a lot about sheep!

MiniKat said...

Is it safe to assume there will be pictures sometime in early April?

susan said...

I'm eager to see Inky's offspring with franjean as well. When I had seen Franjean advertised earlier in the year I thought he would make a nice cross with Inky.

Inky has always been very receptive to the rams. She was always the first to get bred in her breeding group. I remember when I rented a ram one year she got bred the first day I put the ram in.

So have you decided to call her Inky instead of Holly?

-Susan

Deb said...

Congratulations Michelle - very exciting news. There is nothing like new lambs in the spring :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh yes, lots of photos come lambing time, and before that, a contest to see who can guess the correct number, sex and pattern (solid or gulmoget) of lambs.

Yes, Inky stayed Inky; my husband thought it fit her color and I thought it fit her personality better than Holly.

Pamela said...

Since I can't breed, I'll do my lambing vicariously through you. And hurray! A contest! Yippee!

We've got 4 mares bred this year so I guess I can put little wooly coats on them and pretend they are sheep?

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Now Pamela, why would you want to pretend your gorgeous, leggy foals are lambs? I'd say foals are even cuter than lambs, and you have to wait a lot longer for them. But their hair doesn't spin well....