Lambs and grass are both growing – perfect timing! Micah had a lovely set of twin ewe lambs just a couple days after my last post. That brings our total to 4 ram lambs and 4 ewe lambs – same as last year, though a different math to get us there. I weighed everyone just a couple days ago and it is quite amazing how quickly the single ram lambs grow in comparison to the rest, though they are all growing quite well.
Also, all the lambs are white again this year in spite of the fact that I have a natural color ram. I intend to study this further. All of my ewes are identified in their registration paperwork as white with natural color heritage, except Noah who is natural color herself. Both of the rams I have used for breeding have been natural color and yet I still get only white lambs. I believe this is because white wool was a big priority in the early development of the Coopworth breed in New Zealand. This probably means that white wool is a dominant trait and it will require patience and persistence to increase the number of natural color sheep in my flock.