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Sybil’s Lambs…

The moment we have all been waiting for at Dancing Aspens Farm has finally arrived!  Last night at my midnight check, I found Sybil doing the get up, lay-down, get up, lay-down routine.  When I snuck around behind her there was a … bubble (of amniotic fluid) coming out!  With in a half hour she had her first lamb out and was trying to get him cleaned up…

This little cutie made his appearance first.  He is a horned black grey ram lamb.  He was full of vigor and in no time was up and looking for something to eat.

Then Sybil while trying to get her first lamb cleaned up and dried off starting working on number 2!  I was a bit surprised to see that she was twinning as she really didn’t look hugely pregnant.  Sybil pushed and pushed and finally two hooves appeared.   I kept waiting for the nose and couldn’t see all too well at 1 a.m. (even though the moon was full and bright!)  The legs just kept coming and knew I needed to jug her.  So after grabbing the first baby and leading Sybil with her lamb to the jug, I gave Mark a quick wake-up call to see if he would come hold her while I pulled.  Poor Mark was dead asleep, but willing agreed to help.  😉  In the meantime, I grabbed a cloth and tried to grab the legs but momma wasn’t cooperating very much.  Finally though I was able to get a good grip on those slimy legs and momma tried whipping around real fast and out flew number 2!

Isn’t he a looker?  He is a black grey ram too but homozygous for the grey pattern with nice horn buds.

I ended up giving him a quick swing to clear his lungs and a couple of breathes to his mouth, but he purred right to life and in no-time was finding his legs too.

Mama giving a cleaning to her lambs.

Looking for something to eat!

Hanging with mom.  It was a very exciting (and cold) night!

Mom is Sybil

Sired by Reykur

Dyr’s Lambs

We could tell that Dyr must be getting close to lambing as she had been dribbling some mucousy discharge all day yesterday.  Then when she didn’t come up with the rest of the soon-to-be mommas for supper that really perked my interest.   We took shifts through the night checking on her every couple of hours.  Then in the pre-dawn hours she started making “bubbles” and we knew birth was imminent.  Then she stopped…stalled…went back to chewing her cud.  My husband checked her real quick but found nothing blocking the birth canal, so we just sat and waited… After two hours had passed without a single contraction I knew something was up so Mark checked her again and found a lamb presenting upside down!   After he slowly manipulated the lamb into the right position we noticed there was meconiuimm in the fluids so Mark decided to pull the baby, I was fearing the worst until he wiggled and flopped and then momma started to get him cleaned up right away…

Steamy ram lamb

A closer look…

Dawson a moorit badgerface ram.

He’s a handsome badgerface covered in Phaeomelanin (a minor pigmentation gene that will eventually fade as the ram gets older).

  • Birth Date: March 23th
  • Weight:
  • Color/Pattern: Moorit Badgerface
  • Unregisterable
  • Ram Lamb


Dawson and Dyr

Then Mark pulled his smaller sister since big brother was stressed…


Dimma and Dyr...

Dimma is a solid moorit ewe lamb and she was off to a good start!  She filled her tummy several times before big brother got the hang of it.

  • Birth Date: March 23th
  • Weight:
  • Color/Pattern: Moorit Solid
  • Unregistrable
  • Ewe Lamb

Sired by Blackfoot


Lamb Count: 5 Ewes and 2 Rams

Grizzle’s Lambs

Well what a wonderful way to start off spring!  We had our first set of twins born to Grizzle and sired by Blackfoot.  A beautiful moorit grey ewe lamb and a handsome horned chocolate moorit ram!  Perfect deliveries and Grizzle had them dried off, up and with full bellies in a jiffy.

Grizzle's moorit grey ewe lamb.

  • Birth Date:  March 20
  • Weight: 7lbs 11 oz
  • Color/Pattern:Moorit Grey
  • Unregistrable

Grizzle's ram lamb

  • Birth Date: March 20th
  • Weight: 8lbs 6 oz
  • Color/Pattern: Moorit Solid
  • Unregistrable

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