Dorper Lamb

Our first Dorper Lamb was born today

If you recall, last month I purchased four Dorper ewes to breed with our Katahdin Ram. One of those ewes was pregnant when I bought her. Today she delivered her dorper lamb.

White Dorper Lamb
Dorper Lamb

Mom and baby are healthy and doing well. We will keep her in this contained area for a couple of days to make sure they are strong enough to join the rest of the flock. The boy is a bit on the small side, but he is healthy and mom is taking good care of him.

White Dorper Lamb
Dorper Lamb and Mom

This birth wraps up the 2016 season with 16 lambs born. We will have these available for sale in the Fall. Most of the Katahdin lambs will be weened from their mammas in the next two weeks. This little boy will stay with mom until the middle of August.

The long-term goal is to sell off all the Katahdins except Andy, our RAM. We will rebuild the flock with a mix of Katahdin and Dorpers starting next Spring. If you’re curious about that plan, you can read more about it here. 

Here are some other posts about our sheep,

Baby Lambs The arrival of baby lambs means it must be Spring Over the last few days, we have been blessed with the arrival of several baby lambs. Two sets of twins and two singles. As I posted the other day, Golda gave us a nice healthy set of twins, one boy and …

Calling the Lambs Calling the Lambs It is always easier to have animals that will come to you when you call them. Have you ever seen a neighbor chasing their dog? I have. Well, trying to catch sheep is even tougher than trying to catch a dog. Dogs and sheep are both trainable though. …

How to Save an Orphan Lamb  An Orphan Lamb Can Be Saved There are many reasons an Ewe might reject her newly born lamb. An Orphan lamb, in my experience, results from the separation of the ewe and her lamb before she has had an opportunity to apply her sent. I’ve seen this several times over the years. The …

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