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17AndCounting

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Kent
Can you tell who the father is?
« on: April 14, 2014, 05:59:51 pm »
For one reason and another (close family bereavement etc) we weren't very organised at tupping and so we didn't get the rams raddled in time.

We have had 2 sets of twins and a singleton born. One set of twins is clearly fathered by our Shetland Katmoget (see picture), but the other set of twins and the singleton we don't know and can't tell.

I can't get a decent picture of the other twins. Mum is a Black Welsh Mountain - twins are both black, one has a tiny wisp of white on her head. One seems to have more of a crimp to it's fleece than Mum already.

I've attached a picture of the singleton.

Choice of Dad's is:
Shetland Katmoget (he's a cream colour body with a brown belly, cream and brown face);
Hebridean (dark brown fleece near skin paling to cream fleece at end);
Black Welsh Mountain (dark brown all over).

Can anyone hazard an educated guess?

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 06:48:47 pm »
Looks like your shetland ram was a busy boy ;-)  ;D
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Ladygrey

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Basingstoke
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 07:02:02 pm »
Sorry I cant help, they all look like shetlands to me!!!

but I am having the same problem and I had a shetland and a charollais cross hampshire down!!

I have small shetland looking lambs, giant shetland looking lambs, shetland lambs with big heads and big ears and tiny lambs that are wide and stocky... I have only have two that are obvs the bigger ram, the rest I have no idea!!!

I think its a waiting game to see how they grow, but it might just be that I have 19 shet lambs and 2 bigger lambs....
« Last Edit: April 14, 2014, 07:05:50 pm by Ladygrey »

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 07:03:11 pm »
doesn't look like a hebridean to me.

lizzypeg

  • Joined Oct 2012
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 10:52:49 pm »
glad brock is doing his job properly.... :excited:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 10:55:49 pm »
I also think the Shetland got round them all  :D

madcat

  • Joined Mar 2014
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 10:29:42 am »
Potentially pretty fleeces on the twins.

Can't comment on parenthood as I don't know enough. Is there a sheep version of Jeremy Kyle ?   :roflanim:

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 10:41:09 am »
See if you can get a photo of the black's, I'd love to see 'em.  A white wisp on the head sometimes happens with pure BWMs, I have one this year.  And they do show a quite a crimp when young, but I'd expect the twins to match in that respect.  You might have one black-black and one black-shetland/heb.

Ladygrey

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Basingstoke
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 10:57:19 am »
I have black shetland lambs with crimpy hair and white flashes on their heads  :eyelashes:


jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Can you tell who the father is?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 11:23:02 am »
Yes, several of mine answer to that description  :)

 

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