Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hazel's CVM/Romeldale lambs and a winner

Here is Hazel and her newborn lambs on Thursday. Hazel, being a first time mom did a perfect job! She lambed out within 15 minutes with no signs of distress and gave two adorable ewe lambs!

Hazel took to the task instantly and is very attentive to her young. Just the way a shepherd likes it. Both lambs are a bit smaller which is normal for a first time mom, both weighing in the 8# range.

The lambs are nursing and sleeping and doing all the attendant things lambs do. Eat, sleep, grow, eat, sleep, grow.

Betsy and I pulled a name out of the hat for the runner up prize and the winner is

Please get in touch with me, Connie, so I can arrange to send your fiber to you!


  1. Anonymous2:45 PM

    WOW! I think that's me!!! Glad Hazel is being such a good mommy...her babies are adorable :)

    Here is my email:

  2. Both the little ones look like they are doing great! Do both the new ewes have Hazel's markings, or is too soon to tell?

  3. Anonymous3:20 PM

    .. three lovely ladies. "mom" & her "girls" :^) ~ m

  4. Actually one of the ewes does look like Hazel. The ewe and lamb each have tri-color to their faces. The other lamb has a whiter face. It's the coolest thing how each lamb is unique and yet falls within the breed's guidelines. Both of these lambs are CVMs as are their sire and dam. And yet two CVMs can breed and create, one, a CVM, two, a white Romeldale, or three, a natural colored Romeldale. Or a CVM can breed a white Romeldale and the same set of options can occur as it would if 2 white Romeldales were bred. So it's like a Christmas stocking come lambing season!

  5. They are absolutely adorable! Congrats to Connie.

  6. Congratulations to you and Hazel! The girls are lovely.

  7. Anonymous2:36 PM

    What a cool job you guys are doing!