Our New Lambs!

We are constantly working to produce the very best lambs for our flock and yours! Our 2018 Peeper Hollow Farm lambs are due to arrive any day now! All of this year’s lambs have names beginning with the letter R (the 18th letter of the alphabet for 2018 lambs)! Photos of each dam and her lambs are posted as they arrive (with the most recent arrivals at the top of the page), with each of the lambs designated as R for ram or E for ewe. All names are listed in order with dam first and then lambs from left to right and back to front in the photo. Enjoy!

DOB 2/16/2018: Moorit Romeldale/CVM Myth with moorit triplets Roma (E), Rhea (E), and Remus (R)

DOB 2/15/2018: CVM/Romeldale Koko with single dark moorit RC Cola (E)

DOB 2/15/2018: Moorit Romeldale Odelia with dark moorit (both) Rhodes (R) and Rhoda (E)

Born 2/14/2018: Moorit Romeldale Poison with newborn moorit son, Rush (R)

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19 Comments

  • Abbie says:

    Poison??? I wouldn’t have thought of that as a name for lamb:)

  • Bev says:

    Hurrah! First set of triplets on the 20th! Hope all is going smoothly for you and the sheep.

  • Grayce says:

    ADORABLE!!!!

  • Abbie says:

    QUADS!!!!! Way to go Ivy!

  • Jane says:

    Lovely lambs on March 14 and glad to see something up. I was getting a little worried!

    • Dee says:

      Sorry for blanking out last Friday! I got so wrapped up in trying to get things done, I totally forgot I had a blog to write! Sorry!

  • Terry says:

    I’m confused. Is the gestation period for the Romney’s longer than for the Romeldales? I count only 3 Romney ewes delivering. I assume both breeds were in their breeding groups at the same time. Or could it be you just have that many more Romeldales.

    • Dee says:

      No, the gestation for Romeldales is two days longer (150 days), on average, than the Romneys (148 days). The reason our Romneys are so late (and many did not breed) is that we had health issues in our Romney rams last fall: one turned out to be infertile and then died before breeding season was over, and the other two groups were using ram lambs born last spring – and only one of the three ram lambs in the fields was mature enough to breed the ewes. As a result, our clean-up ram, Martin, was very busy in the last couple of weeks of breeding. In fact, I should have run our breeding season for one more week to catch all the ewes in heat. Because I didn’t do so, I have seven ewes open who should have been bred. I just knew I wouldn’t be able to manage one more week of lambing – by the end, I’m ready for it to be over! More Romneys coming this week and next!

  • Emeline says:

    Quindaro is a lovely name with a good history:-)

  • Abbie says:

    Noticed that you have some lower birth weights this year. Is this just something that has no explanation, or could this be due to the parasite problems from last summer? Just wondering…

    • Dee says:

      Hard to say yet, since only about 25% of this year’s lambs have arrived yet. Unlike on election night, with only t20% of our lambs in and counted, I’m not quite ready to make any assumptions or assessments. Stay tuned as the numbers creep up and then we might be able to draw some conclusions!

  • Abbie says:

    No lambs since March 2nd?? Are they all planning on delivering on the same day during a snow storm?

  • Janice says:

    How does Qremlin at 6.1 lbs. compare to Peter’s weight at birth? They seem so tiny! I’m sure you at glad to have all ewes accounted for, but equally sure that other tasks will require your time and talents.

    • Dee says:

      Qremlin is actually one of our smaller lambs, while Peter weighed in at 10.4 lbs at birth. He does seem tiny, but only in size – not in spirit! He is already playing “ramming” games with his sister in the jug, head lowered and looking as intimidating as his 6.1 lb frame will allow!

  • Abbie says:

    (Besides the rough start with Molly) What a start to lambing, 4 DARK moorits! Congrats!!!

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