But, I digress. There are still 5 Babydoll ram lambs and crosses, 2 Gotland Blue Faced Leicester ram lambs. 3 Shetland ram lambs, 1 Jacob cross ram lamb, and about 5 Cotswold/Blue Faced Leicester ram lambs, all of which are for sale. The Fat Ewe Farm has no shortage of rams because of the various breeds kept, sometimes the ratio is one ram for the one ewe, but the offspring are pure then. Some of these rams already have exceptional fleece. The Shetland boys are beautiful, as are the Gotland Blue Faced Leicester rams. Those should go to a fibre farm, but the Cotswold Blue Faced Leicester crosses and Merino Blue Faced Leicester cross boys are pretty spectacular too. That makes a total of 12 ram lambs for sale this year and 5 have already been sold. The farm has only one ewe lamb, a Suffolk Blue Faced Leicester mule for sale. Mules are special crosses that when crossed to a terminal meat sire, produce amazing fast growing strong lambs for market. She is $300. The prices for the rams vary from $150 to $350.
There are 6 bucklings for sale as well and only one doeling. It was just that kind of year, a year with 90% males born. I wonder what the significance for the upcoming year might be? Superstitious? When more males are born, it means.....you fill in the blank and let me know, eh?