Yesterday, we sorted the sheep into their breeding groups. We set up our new scale in the corner and led each sheep onto it before releasing them into the grouping area and herding them into their respective paddocks. The ewe lambs were given one last deworming and moved off into a paddock by themselves.
Eragon, pictured above, quickly zoned in and covered Arabesque. I hope for a loud Aa spottie from this pairing, I don't care if it's black or brown.
Pompey's group. Pompey briskly covered Valora. A nice grey ewe lamb out of this pairing would be nice.
Bearclaw tag-teamed both Chamois and Bar, and this morning he was busy with Meadow.
Here is a portion of our bachelor group, waiting on ice for next year. The proven rams were not pleased at having to sit out this year. The ram lambs, who seem to not know what they are missing, are taking the news a little better.
Here are the weights of my sheep. The only sheep I didn't weigh were Bearclaw, Grace, and Easter Day, since they were already turned out and I didn't bring them into the barn. Weights are in pounds.
Mature rams: Pompey 114, Eragon 106, Silvio 93, Hickory 93, Sheamus 83, Nightcap 67.
Ram lambs: Carmela's gullie ram 60, Everett 47, Tony 36.
Mature ewes: BabyBee 88, Peeps 86, Netty 80, Pineapple Queen 79, Carmela 76, Valora 76, Meadow 70, Arabesque 69, Josie 63, Chamois 62, Cleopatra 62, Giselle 58, Bar 57, Galena 51.
Ewe lambs: Pet quality black 55, Dixie Cup 52, Fun Luv 49, Shamu 47, Moss Rose 40, Surprise (June lamb) 37, Netty's kat lamb 36