In winter the cross lambs will probably perform much better than the pure bred ones. The black one on the right and the middle one are purebred BFL lambs. Unfortuantely for them, they have a slight single coat of curly wool that parts easily and is not rich in lanolin. They need to eat more to stay warm and benefit from being in a warm barn. The cross lambs should do well with their three sided shelter and a normal amount of feed for winter. The BFL sheep, being a breed created specifically by man and not an evolved breed that adapted on its own, also benefits from grain. Since my sheep are not fed grain, they must eat a tremendous amount more to just maintain body condition. They are not the best sheep for this forage based farm, but I sure do like the cross babies. Perhaps good winter coats will help this winter. I will see what I can do..maybe go the thrift shop and find some old down winter parkas. We shall see. Just a few more weeks and the lambs can be weaned from their mothers and sold. They sure are cute right now though, aren't they?