The sheep, on the other hand, are lovely. They are Suffolk and were originally from another neighbour. She said they are around 5 years old and the ewe had never been bred. She did not think she was still fertile after all these years, but the former breeder was wrong. Moira was bred by Eric, the Icelandic ram and produced two beautiful babies this morning, a little boy and a tiny girl. The ram lamb has the colouring of an Icelandic and the ewe lamb is in between, but they both have short tails, like Icelandic sheep, though the male's is a little longer than the females. Moira is an exceptional mother so far, protective but not crazy like some of the moms, and she had her babies cleaned and up and nursing in no time at all.
Moira and her lambs, and Winston, the wether that accompanied her, are for sale now. They would make excellent beginner sheep due to their friendly natures and easy going temperaments. Winston was a bottle baby originally name Wattles. Winston is much more dignified, so that is the name he goes by now. Suffolk sheep do live long productive lives.
Thank you for your babies, Moira. You and they are beautiful!