Well, I thought that I would give ya'll an update on the sheep. The ewes all started coming back into heat in September, so we started breeding them and have still been breeding ever since. Our first lambs are due on February 1st, 2012 . . .yes, February again . . . hopefully there is not 2 feet of snow on the ground like there was last lambing season in February! BUT, the good thing is, is we know when they are due and we have all the due dates marked on the calendar, so that we can bring them back in the big barn before they start having lambs in the snow, unlike last lambing season where there were 20 ewes or so that could be due anywhere from November to April!
Click on any of the names below to view the sheep.
~ Sheep count ~
We currently own 38 ewes (9 Katahdins, 5 cross breeds, 1 Tunis, 2 Finnish Landraces, 3 Jacobs, 14 Painted Deserts, 2 Desert Dragons and 2 Dorpers), 5 rams (2 Painted Deserts, 1 Desert Dragon, 1 Finnish Landrace and 1 Jacob/Texas Dall cross) and 2 ram lambs (1 Painted Desert and 1 Painted Desert/meat sheep cross).
~ Sheep for sale ~
We have 2 ram lambs for sale for $100 each. One is a registerable Panted Desert ramling, he was born on September 20th, 2011. His sire is Little Hills Gomez, one of our Painted Desert rams and his dam is Little Hills Sierra Blanca, one of our Painted Desert ewes.
The other one is a Painted Desert/meat sheep cross he was born on September 18th, 2011. His sire is Little Hills Gomez, a Painted Desert ram of ours and his dam is Black Mesa, a Painted Desert/Dorper cross (I believe) ewe of ours.
Contact us for recent pictures and more info - email us at email@example.com or call at 918-598-4007 .
Here are some pictures of the ramlings. These pictures are back when they where born, so they are not very recent . . . but they still give you an idea of what they look like. The first two pictures are of the Painted Desert ramling and the third picture is of the cross ramling.
~ Breeding Chart ~
Here is the list of ewes that are bred, the ram that they are bred and there due dates ~
Ewe & Ram Due Date
Ruby Range x Eldorado 2-10-12
Sunset Crater x Rocky 2-25-11
Britannia x Diamond 4-4-12
Cameron x Diamond 4-10-12
Queen Charlotte x Diamond 4-11-12
Misty x Boulder 4-18-12
Foresta x Boulder 5-2-12
Snowdonia x Panda 5-2-12
Here are a some random sheep pictures ~
Some of the ewes.
Gomez and Big Salmon.
Frosty and Sierra Blanca in front.
Princess Margaret on left and Appalachia on right.
Caraballo on left.
Some of the ewes.
Jersey on right.
Appalachia and Frosty (Appalachia's dam) and her Frosty's 2011 twin ramlings.
Three big Katahdin/meat ewes.
If you would like to see more about the Little Hills Sheep ranch then go here - http://littlehillssheepranch.blogspot.com/ .
Have a great week!!