Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's Time to Reveal the SECRET...

But, first, I just had to share this picture. I took it yesterday, when Heather was here. It's of two of my 'modified' ewe lambs: Dazzle (left) and Gold Rush (far right) with Razzle (Dazzle's moorit brother), in between them. It's a good example of the difference between Mioget (Dazzle) and moorit (Razzle) in young lambs.

OK. OK. I know that's not what you came to see!
You want to know the SECRET. I can't believe nobody guessed! I was throwing hints like anvils...

Remember how I was pretty shook up when Zodiak's first lamb presented with just a nose and no toes showing? After running around like a chicken with it's head cut off for a couple of minutes, I managed to snag the front feet and deliver what I thought was a healthy, black, ram lamb. I quickly ran my fingers over the lumpy, bumpy, slime covered head and pronounced it a boy.


(formerly known as Batman!)

It wasn't until a couple of days ago, when I was sitting in the nursery paddock, making friends with Zodiak's lambs that I discovered my error. I was petting Zorro's head, pleased with how widely spaced his horn buds are. Then, I noticed that "Batman" had no horn buds. I felt again. Nothing. Could he be a smooth-polled ram??? I don't breed for polled rams!

Check the "other end". Nothing.

"He's" a SHE!!

And she's lovely! With a tiny little tail and exceptional conformation. Secret's brother, Zorro, is standing behind her in this picture ~ she doesn't really have four ears and a large, krunet spot. Zodiak didn't have twin, ram lambs ~ she had a ram and a ewe lamb. I'm very happy.

DREAM says:

"Oh, good Grief!! That poor thing is probably going to have an Identity Crisis!!"


  1. Too cute! Congrats, she is beautiful!

  2. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Ha! Love your humor, Nancy,oops... I mean Dream.
    Diane L./Bloomington,IN.

  3. HAha! I had a "ewe" lamb this spring and when I rechecked she was a he.

  4. Ha! That had me chuckling!! :) Sure you don't want to call her Batwoman? ALL your sheep/lambs are beautiful!!

  5. But I would so much want to be a girl rather than a boy:) Thanks for the mioget and moorit pic because I have 2 lambs that I am wondering which color they are. Perhaps I should post them for some clarification.

  6. Gosh, glad Mama finally got around to checking everything out! Important discovery.

  7. Oh Nancy, you are so clever with your blog! What a great surprise though - it's nice to have a ewe rather than another ram! *grin*

  8. Cute, cute cute :) The story and the little "girl" :)



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