Monday, April 20, 2009

Lambs of 2009

Our 2009 lambing season is starting to wind down, so at last I'm posting the long-awaited lamb pictures. This isn't all of the lambs, but it's all of them that I have photos of so far.

Besides these, there are four new lambs that I haven't gotten pictures of yet, and a few more ewes still waiting to give birth.

They are listed in the order that they were born.



Windsor INGL RAM M5H 001W (shown at 22 days old): Horned moorit solid single ram. Born March 8, 2009. A whopping 13 lbs., 7 oz. at birth—by far our largest lamb ever! May carry spotting. 31.25% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Flotti, Morro). 25% Midas.

This is a bold, confident, friendly lamb, and he is going to be HUGE. At 3 weeks old, he was already nearly 33 lbs.! Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam has beautifully soft fleece and superb heat/parasite resistance.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Rowena SHI ALEDA EWE M3H 5R.

Not yet decided if he will be for sale.


Wysiwyg INGL RAM M3SH 003W (shown at 15 days old): Horned moorit badgerface spotted twin ram. Born March 15, 2009. 7 lbs., 1 oz. at birth. 37.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Morro). 25% Midas.

A stout lamb with a silky fleece. Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam has the best fleece in my flock and excellent heat/parasite resistance. This lamb is a full brother to our ram Umber.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Rhonwen SHI RHON EWE B3H 10R.

He will probably be for sale.


Warhol INGL RAM M5SH 004W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit solid spotted twin ram. Born March 26, 2009. 7 lbs., 14 oz. at birth. 43.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Hunn, Kani, Molur, Morro). 25% Tut.

This handsome boy is very nicely marked. Sire was our largest, most parasite resistant lamb last year. Dam has a large build and is one of our best mothers, with very easy births.

Sire: Umber INGL RAM M5SH 003U.
Dam: Regina SRX EWE B2H 549R.

He will probably be for sale.


Wren INGL EWE M5H 005W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit solid twin ewe. Born March 26, 2009. 7 lbs., 6 oz. at birth. May carry spotting. 43.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Hunn, Kani, Molur, Morro). 25% Tut.

This graceful, feminine lamb is alert and curious. Sire was our largest, most parasite resistant lamb last year. Dam has a large build and is one of our best mothers, with very easy births.

Sire: Umber INGL RAM M5SH 003U.
Dam: Regina SRX EWE B2H 549R.

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Wagner INGL RAM B5H 007W (shown at 1 day old): Horned black solid twin ram. Born March 26, 2009. 7 lbs. at birth. Carries moorit. May carry spotting. 43.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Morro).

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam is an excellent mother with a fine, soft fleece; wide horns; and very good milkiness.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Moriah JAGER EWE B5H 500M.

He will probably be for sale.


Walkyrie INGL EWE B5SH 008W (shown at 5 days old): Horned black solid spotted twin ewe. Born March 26, 2009. 4 lbs., 5 oz. at birth. Completely black except for a small, crescent-shaped white spot on the crown of her head. Carries moorit. 43.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Morro).

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam is an excellent mother with a fine, soft fleece; wide horns; and very good milkiness.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Moriah JAGER EWE B5H 500M.

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Whitman INGL RAM 01H 009W (shown at 9 days old): Horned white twin ram. Born March 31, 2009. 6 lbs. 7 oz. at birth. Carries moorit and solid. May carry spotting. 68.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Flotti, Kunningi, Molur, Morro, Thokki).

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam has good build, nice fleece, and excellent parasite resistance.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Tsarina JAGER EWE 01H 145T.

He will probably be for sale.

Whitsun INGL RAM 01H 010W (shown at 9 days old): Horned white twin ram. Born March 31, 2009. 6 lbs. 10 oz. at birth. Carries moorit and solid. May carry spotting. 68.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Flotti, Kunningi, Molur, Morro, Thokki).

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam has good build, nice fleece, and excellent parasite resistance.
Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Tsarina JAGER EWE 01H 145T.

He will probably be for sale.


Waltz INGL EWE M4H 011W (shown at 3 days old): Horned moorit mouflon single ewe. Born March 31, 2009. 7 lbs. 10 oz. at birth. May carry spotting. 40.4% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Heli, Hnykill, Hunn, Kari, Morro, Skjanni).

Sire has a large build, excellent horn spread, and good heat resistance. Dam has one of the nicest fleeces in my flock.

Sire: Titan INGL RAM M5H 003T.
Dam: Teasle INGL EWE M34H 004T.

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Whiskey INGL EWE M2H 012W (shown at 3 days old): Horned moorit gray single ewe. Born March 31, 2009. 4 lbs., 11 oz. at birth. May carry spotting. 62.5% AI bloodlines (Ari, Bambi, Biskup, Flotti, Hnykill, Leifur, Morro).

Sire has excellent meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam has a beautifully soft, complex fleece and carries 3 leader sheep lines.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T.
Dam: Savannah HP EWE B24H 27S

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


William INGL RAM 01H 013W (shown at 3 days old): Horned white triplet ram. Born March 31, 2009. 8 lbs. at birth. Carries solid. 75% AI bloodlines (Heli, Laekur, Langidalur, Moli, Muli).

Sire has excellent meat build and soft, rich fleece. Dam has a nice build, thick fleece, and superb heat/parasite resistance.

Sire: Taj FRELSI AI RAM 01H 555T
Dam: Sapphire JAGER AI EWE B5H 913S

Not yet decided if he will be for sale.


Winter INGL RAM 01H 014W (shown at 3 days old): Horned white triplet ram. Born March 31, 2009. 8 lbs. 5 oz. at birth. Carries solid. 75% AI bloodlines (Heli, Laekur, Langidalur, Moli, Muli).

Sire has excellent meat build and soft, rich fleece. Dam has a nice build, thick fleece, and superb heat/parasite resistance.

Sire: Taj FRELSI AI RAM 01H 555T
Dam: Sapphire JAGER AI EWE B5H 913S

Not yet decided if he will be for sale.


Wish INGL EWE 01H 015W (shown at 3 days old): Horned white triplet ewe. Born March 31, 2009. 4 lbs. 6 oz. at birth. Carries solid. 75% AI bloodlines (Heli, Laekur, Langidalur, Moli, Muli).

Sire has excellent meat build and soft, rich fleece. Dam has a nice build, thick fleece, and superb heat/parasite resistance.

Sire: Taj FRELSI AI RAM 01H 555T
Dam: Sapphire JAGER AI EWE B5H 913S

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Wassail INGL EWE M5H 016W (shown at 9 days old): Horned moorit solid twin ewe. Born March 31, 2009. 6 lbs., 1 oz. at birth. May carry spotting. 62.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Hunn, Morro). 25% Macbeth.

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam is a nice all-around meat/fleece ewe with very good heat/parasite resistance.
Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T
Dam: Poppy SRX 01H EWE 316P

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Warrior INGL RAM M5H 017W (shown at 9 days old): Horned moorit solid twin ram. Born March 31, 2009. 4 lbs., 11 oz. at birth. May carry spotting. 62.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Flotti, Hunn, Morro). 25% Macbeth.

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam is a nice all-around meat/fleece ewe with very good heat/parasite resistance.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T
Dam: Poppy SRX 01H EWE 316P

Not yet decided if he will be for sale.


Whirligig INGL RAM B3SH 018W (shown at 2 days old): Horned black badger spotted twin ram. Born April 1, 2009. 7 lbs., 11 oz. at birth. Very flashy pattern! Carries moorit and solid. 37.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Kongur, Biskup). 25% Macbeth.

This lamb should have an exceptional fleece. Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam has a wide, meaty build; a long, soft fleece; and very good milkiness.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Peri SRX 01H EWE 467P

He will probably be for sale.


Wraith INGL RAM 01H 019W (shown at 2 days old): Horned white twin ram. Born April 1, 2009. 5 lbs., 15 oz. at birth. Carries moorit, possibly black, and either solid or badger. May carry spotting. 37.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Kongur, Biskup). 25% Macbeth.

This lamb should have an exceptional fleece. Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam has a wide, meaty build; a long, soft fleece; and very good milkiness.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Peri SRX 01H EWE 467P

He will probably be for sale.


Whimsy INGL EWE 01H 020W (shown at 1 day old): Horned white twin ewe. Born April 2, 2009. 5 lbs., 6 oz. at birth. Carries moorit, possibly black, and either badger or solid. May carry spotting. 31.25% AI bloodlines (Flotti, Molur, Moli).

Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam has excellent, wide meat build and very good milkiness.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Pandora OAK WYSE EWE 01H 8P

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Whisper INGL EWE 01H 021W (shown at 1 day old): Horned white twin ewe. Born April 2, 2009. 4 lbs., 7 oz. at birth. Carries moorit, possibly black, and either badger or solid. May carry spotting. 31.25% AI bloodlines (Flotti, Molur, Moli).

Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam has excellent, wide meat build and very good milkiness.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Pandora OAK WYSE EWE 01H 8P

She will probably be for sale.


Wisdom INGL EWE M5SH 022W (right) and Wonder INGL EWE M5SH 023W (left) both shown at 14 days old: Horned moorit solid spotted twin ewes. Born April 2, 2009. Wisdom was 5 lbs., 12 oz. at birth and Wonder was 4lbs., 14 oz. 50% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Flotti, Hunn, Kani, Morro).

Sire has good meat build and thick, crimpy fleece. Dam is a very tame and friendly natural quad who may carry the Thoka gene for extra prolificacy.

Sire: Tut FRELSI AI RAM M5H 540T
Dam: Tara VB EWE M4H 10T

At least one of them will probably be for sale.


Waverly INGL EWE M5H 024W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit solid twin ewe. Born April 5, 2009. 7 lbs., 5 oz. at birth. May carry spotting. 34.4% AI bloodlines (Askur, Bambi, Blaevar, Dropi, Flotti, Hnykill, Kani, Morr). 25% Tut.

Sire was our largest, most parasite resistant lamb last year. Dam has a nice horn set and a soft, pretty fleece.

Sire: Umber INGL RAM M5SH 003U.
Dam: Saffron MILES 026S

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Walsh INGL RAM M5SH 025W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit solid spotted twin ram. Born April 5, 2009. 6 lbs., 12 oz. at birth. 34.4% AI bloodlines (Askur, Bambi, Blaevar, Dropi, Flotti, Hnykill, Kani, Morr). 25% Tut.

Sire was our largest, most parasite resistant lamb last year. Dam has a nice horn set and a soft, pretty fleece.

Sire: Umber INGL RAM M5SH 003U.
Dam: Saffron MILES 026S

He will probably be for sale.


Wheat INGL EWE M3H 026W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit badger twin ewe. Born April 5, 2009. 10 lbs., 5 oz. at birth. 18.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Heli, Hunn). 25% Midas, 25% Nicholai.

Sire has a large build, excellent horn spread, and good heat resistance. Dam has wonderful fleece, excellent heat/parasite resistance, and very good milkiness.
Sire: Titan INGL RAM M5H 003T
Dam: Paisley SHI ELSKA EWE M3SH 4P

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Whippoorwill INGL EWE M5H 026W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit solid twin ewe. Born April 5, 2009. 8 lbs., 11 oz. at birth. 18.5% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Heli, Hunn). 25% Midas, 25% Nicholai.

Sire has a large build, excellent horn spread, and good heat resistance. Dam has wonderful fleece, excellent heat/parasite resistance, and very good milkiness.

Sire: Titan INGL RAM M5H 003T
Dam: Paisley SHI ELSKA EWE M3SH 4P

Not yet decided if she will be for sale.


Wessex INGL RAM M3H 028W (shown at 4 days old): Horned moorit badger twin ram. Born April 5, 2009. 5 lbs., 11 oz. at birth. 40.63% AI bloodlines (Eldar, Kostur, Heli).

Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Damis a lovely, big, friendly ewe who brings in some nice geneticdiversity from the Eldar line, which is unrelated to most other AIbloodlines.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Titania JAGER AI EWE 01H 106T

He will probably be for sale.


Wolf INGL RAM B5H 030W (shown at 9 days old): Horned black solid single ram. Born April 7, 2009. 8 lbs., 1 oz. at birth. 43.75% AI bloodlines (Rektor, Kani, Blaevar, Thettir).

Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam has outstanding meat build, the best in my flock.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Persia NMI EWE ELEN B2SH 431P

Not yet decided if he will be for sale.


Winston INGL RAM 01H 032W (shown at 6 days old): Horned white twin ram (to a ewe lamb). Born April 10, 2009. 3 lbs., 6 oz. at birth. Carries moorit, either solid or badger, and possibly spotting. He has 18.75% AI bloodlines (Flotti, Heli, Molur, Moli) and is also 25% Nicholai, and 50% Midas—my two most parasite resistant lines. He’s already showing wonderful fleece quality—soft as silk and oh-so-lustrous.

Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam is a large, broad ewe from excellent meaty and milky lines.

Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Utopia INGL EWE 01H 013U

He will probably be for sale.


Winchester INGL RAM 01H 033W (shown at 2 days old): Horned white single ram (to a ewe lamb). Born April 14, 2009. 5 lbs., 2 oz. at birth. Underhis white pattern, he should be homozygous for moorit, carries eitherbadger or solid, and possibly spotting. He has 18.75% AI bloodlines (Bambi, Blaevar, Heli, Hunn) and is also 25% Nicholai, and 50% Midas—my two most parasite resistant lines.

Sire has superb fleece and exceptional heat/parasite resistance. Dam is from a meaty, parasite-resistant line.
Sire: Midas SYED RAM DBS 26M
Dam: Ulyssia INGL EWE 01H 015U

He will probably be for sale.



I'll post photos of the additional lambs as soon as I get the chance!

9 comments:

ann said...

I just love looking at your pictures. Unfortunately I do not know much about sheep. That one young black ram with the white foot and white leg looks like he dipped himself in the paint bucket. Looks like you are having a successful lambing season.

mommymommyland said...

I also love to see pictures of your sheep, and hear stories of them from you. It is such an exciting adventure on your farm. Please come back to blogging about them more regularly!!!

The Chief Forester's Daughter said...

Nancy:
Looking forward to meeting the gang!!!
peace out!
h

Jus Shar Designs said...

Love the coloring of Whirligig, Wheat, Wessex. All their sweet faces are too precious. How do you stand it?

Nancy Chase said...

All that cuteness is part of what my sheep pay me in exchange for all my hard work and care the rest of the year. I earned all that cuteness, so I enjoy it to the fullest! :-)

markmc03 said...

Wow! Quite a wild ride you must have had. So many kids! You must be feeling pretty good about your herd. But I have this strong urge to convert to vegetarianism when I see these overly cute little faces.

Claire said...

Just found your blog via ISBONA. Wow, what a beautiful group of lambs you have. I am so envious! This is our first year with sheep and we have 6 lambs, all very cute of course, but to have as many as you....oh...I would be in heaven!

Nancy Chase said...

Thanks Claire. Give it time, and you can have this many lambs too, if you want to. I've only been doing this for 4 years now. I started out with only 6!

Kris said...

well done on all those lambs! looks like you had fun with the "w" names -- you have some great ones. I agree with the previous commenter, please return to blogging more regularly.