Sunday, April 12, 2009
This is Dodge, Acorn's humongous ram lamb. He was a whopping 12 pounds at birth.
Poor Acorn! Those horn buds made for a hard labor.
Dodge was sired by Charlie:
We'd hoped for horned lambs from this pairing (LambS being optimal of course...) and it appears that Dodge will have them in spades! He is moorit gray and, have I mentioned, HUMONGOUS?
If this trend continues, we'll have to re-examine our feeding program. We've fed the ewes nothing but hay for the last month or two, but I'm wondering if perhaps our hay is too rich for these thrifty Icelandics.
Anyway, mom and babe are doing great. And there's no better way to celebrate spring, rebirth, and just plain "birth-birth" than with four new hoofs on the ground?
Happy holidays everyone!
Posted by Perri at 11:57 AM