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Ringo’s Lambs! Baymule’s 5th Lambing

Discussion in 'Goats and Sheep' started by baymule, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019
    baymule

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    Ringo is a registered Katahdin ram that I have been in love with for quite awhile. When his owners Mike and Teresa, said on BYH that they were going to sell him, I lost no time claiming him for my own. It took some time for them to breed him one more time, find another ram, make arrangements with us, and off we went to Tennessee to go get him.

    https://www.backyardherds.com/threads/ringo-has-moved-to-texas.39396/#post-602408

    Ringo’s first TEXAS lambs! Little Cutie had twin ewe lambs. I put a purple spot on one so I could satisfy myself they were both suckling. They were born October 3, 2019.

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    Mom is busy licking off the purple spot! LOL

    Miranda Lambert had twins October 5 2019, both boys. They are strong and vigorous, up, know who their momma is. I watched Little Cutie’s lambs follow a chicken, Baa-baaing. Dummies!

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    Lily had a splotchy colored single, white, black and brown Sunday night, 10-6-2019. I left her alone right at dark, went back 30 minutes later, there was a beautiful lamb, up and sucking. It was dark so had to wait until this morning to get a good picture of it. Lily is brown, her parents are both white Katahdins. Her mom, Lady BaaBaa has a spot on her ear like Ringo.

    It's a girl! WHOOP! This one is a keeper! Her color is so gorgeous. Ringo's previous owners had a ewe give birth to twins when we went to pick him up, colored just like this one. I asked them to name her for us and they chose either Aria or Sansa. We picked Aria.

    Aria is the most beautiful lamb we have ever had. I love her!

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    Isn’t she gorgeous? Look at this face!

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    Ringo is worth everything you went through to get him! The babies are all nice - but Aria is absolutely stunning!
     
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    You get all my bonus points for the day. LLLOVE those pics. I'm smiling till my cheeks hurt, and my allergies are kicking up... You know how babies sometimes make your eyes leak for the joy of it???
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2019
    baymule

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    Lucy just had twins. We sat outside and watched. Don’t know sex yet, I’ll find out in the morning. They are wobbly and Lucy is a little skittish.

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    baymule

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    Ringo was bred in a parasite resistance program by Virginia Tech University. He passes that trait to most of his offspring. That makes him pretty special. Why I really wanted him is because of his calm and gentle disposition. He adores attention, scratches and petting. After getting slammed multiple times by a mean ram, not letting the granddaughters in the Sheep pen, you darn bet’cha I wanted to go all the way to Tennessee to get Ringo. He is 6 years old and we are in love with him.

    Yesterday Ringo bred a ewe standing right next to me. NO aggression. NOT one bit. Amazing. He passes this trait to most of his offspring as well. He comes running to his name. He loves animal crackers and smells them in my pocket. Then he is my best friend! We love Ringo!
     
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    baymule

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    Lucy’s lambs are up and we’ll this morning. The spotty one is a ewe, the white one, a ram lamb. Another ewe keeper for the flock.

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    Eve had twin boys early this morning! Now there are 3 more ewes to lamb, 1 is bagging up, the other 2 I think will be awhile.

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    Lazy Gardener

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    I LOVE the markings on the L lamb in last pic!
     
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    baymule

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    Yeah, too bad it’s a boy. His name is Dinner. LOL
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2019 at 2:43 AM
    baymule

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    We left this morning, we’re gone several hours. Moonpie has a ram lamb, single.

    His front pasterns are flat to the ground. Will they straighten out on their own or do I need to splint and vet wrap them? Maybe give it a day or two to see if he stands up on his hooves or go into Dr. Baymule mode?

    I remember seeing this before on BYH, but don’t remember what was done about it.

    I posted this earlier today on BYH asking for help and received good advice on what to do, vitamins, selenium and b-12 shot. I'll be getting this tomorrow and taking care of the little guy.

    His back pasterns were weak too, but not as bad. I picked him up right before dark and set him on his feet. He walked after his momma and his back pasterns have straightened up.

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  10. Oct 11, 2019 at 2:46 AM
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