Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Lambs

Since it was a pretty day with lots of sunshine, I decided to get some photos of the new lambs that we have purchased recently. We added two ewe lambs and two wether lambs. This white one is a little Dorper x Barb ewe lamb.

This black and white lamb is a hefty girl, Dorper x Targhee, and half of a set of twins. She is definitely the feistiest of the bunch and was the hardest to photograph out in the field. I finally resorted to putting the sheep in the holding pen in order to get a decent photo of her. She may turn out to be a handful to work with the dogs when she gets a little older.

This guy is a Dorper x Barb wether. He is already a lot bigger than his mom.

Finally, the cutest of the bunch, a little Dorper x Barb wether. He has a matching white spot on either side.

This girl is not a lamb, but a yearling Dorper x Barb ewe that we bought last year. I couldn't resist getting her photo, though, since she is appears to be in desperate need of a springtime sheepish spa treatment!

The weather has been fantastic this weekend (although we really could use some more rain) and we enjoyed lessons with the trainer yesterday. Bid is doing some awesome work and I am so pleased with him and proud of his ability to grow in his work at his age. Coal is entering the Terrible Twos, so his handler needs to "ramp up" yet again. Just when I was having fun!

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