Sunday, October 18, 2009
And Then There Was ONE...
Hunter and Eureeka left for their new homes this weekend.
Leaving poor Zoro the only remaining ram in my flock!
Needless to say, he is now
Some of you may remember when Zorro was only a few weeks old and he broke off one of his horns. It healed nicely, but apparently, Zorro and Hunter had a 'run in' recently and Zorro got the raw end of that deal! He has completely broken off his "good" horn ~ right a skull level!
I've never seen a horn broke off that low before! Poor Zorro.
Fortunately, it has healed nicely and he doesn't seem to be any worse for the incedent.
This handsome 4 month old ram lamb actually belongs to Linda & Pete (of Pennsylvania) but will be staying here ~ along with his dam, Zodiak and my beloved Zest, until next summer.
For now, the little guy seems to be OK in his own paddock with the girls all around him. I'm HOPING that his young age will prevent major problems as breeding season commences. I do not plan on breeding any ewes this year.
But, if being alone proves to be too hard on Zorro ~ OR my fences ~ I may end up putting a couple of ewes in with him, just to keep him company.
I guess a couple of lambs next year wouldn't be too bad...