Saturday, May 22, 2010

Few Updates

The red clover I planted is up and has the third leaf already (there are two seed leaves and then a single leaf.) YES!

I dewormed lambs/kids last Sat. so got to see them "up close and personal." The Coopworth cross lambs are really nice. They looked lighter than they were and there were quite a few twins that I thought were singles (because of their size) until I looked up who's lamb they were. So far the most of the fleeces are very soft and lustrous. (There are a few lambs out of double coated ewes who are not as soft.) They are silkier than the Shetland/BFL lambs were at that age. It will be interesting to see how they finish out and what their adult fleeces will be like.

Here is PS23 Elm with her Coopworth cross wether. She is feeding 1 1/2 lambs as another ewe had twins at the same time as her and one of those lambs drinks (she thinks it's hers) from both her and it's dam.
Yearling Shetland ewe Flourance (left open) on left and Coopworth cross lamb on right.
PS23 Cinderella with one of her Coopworth cross lambs.

I only had two sets of Corriedale cross lambs out of Shetland ewes and both were first time lambers. Both sets of lambs were lighter than the Coopworth cross lambs and both set have harsh feeling fleeces (could be from the dam side as both ewes are more double coated.) There is also a Corriedale X Shetland/BFL ewe lamb with a very nice fleece!
I am not making a judgment based on two or three sets of lambs as that really is not enough for comparison.PS23 Early Spring with twin Corriedale cross lambs.One of PS23 Evening Primrose's Corriedale cross lambs.

Eco a Shetland/BFL had a huge single "English blue" Corriedale cross ewe lamb. This one has a nice fleece so far.


  1. The Coopworth cross lambs are very nice looking lambs! They look like they have lovely fiber and very good growth!