.......do you see any resemblances to the ram lamb pictured above? That little ram lamb is my Jammer who was born last year. Oh, no. I got the calendar out and got to counting days. On December 13th I noted that I put Jed., my black polled gul. ram in with the girls and took Jammer, who was not even a full 5 mos old, out and put with him in the other barn. Well, when I counted from Dec. 13th to April 19th that only gives me 127 days. Sheep gestation runs from 147-155 days. So there is a 20 day gap. I have 4 more ewes to go. 2 are just starting to get udders so they should be going in May. They will have been bred by Jed. The other 2 I bet will go by this weekend. And I will be thinking they are Jammer's. I am thinking maybe of doing a DNA test just to be sure. Has anyone ever done one?
And as Jammer has yuglet markings, there were 3 ram lambs born with those markings, though with Jed. last year I still had 3 born with those markings too. Okay, Jammer is a scurred boy so if he carriers the polled gene from Jed., it will be intersting to see how the 6 ram lambs turn out esp. with their horns......will there be full horns, scurs, no horns? That little ram pictured above is just too darn good-looking!