Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Baby Sheep!

When I went out this morning to feed a let out the sheep I discovered I had just missed the birth of these two!

They are twin bucklings! I am glad they are boys, it seems easier to eat them when they are grown!

It is cold and rainy here,but not freezing and they have their barn to stay dry in. They are the same color as  the little buck from the earlier twins.

 The white one standing over them is their sister.She was their momma's first baby,she will have her own baby in a month or two.Their Momma is the white one in the background,Sea Salt is her name.
It is funny because neither parent is that color.Painted desert sheep can be any color so it is always interesting to see what the babies look like!


                                                                                                                                                                                Two little babies closer to being self sufficient! Now if the weather will just cooperate,we will have some veggies to go with our sheep!


DebH said...

Now those are just way too cute and I am afraid I would have a hard time putting them in my freezer..but I should talk...the bull calves are looked at and patted around the rump to check for size. Seems pretty direct but thats where our beef comes from! I would love to know about the type of sheep you are raising, I may just have to go look that up!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

they're darling, all fuzzy

Farmgirl Cyn said...

They're all just so dang cute! I love the mama's name....Sea Salt!

polly's path said...

Oh. Dear. Goodness.
Aren't they the sweetest thing?

We might be getting flurries here tonight(last snow was in 1978) so here is to hoping we might see a baby/babies too!

Texan said...

ohhhh cuteness!! I really like your sheep!

I have power for a little bit anyway :O) generator!

Pricilla said...

Awww, they are cute.
I love lamb(s)
heh heh

Julia said...

I think I have not seen your breed of sheep before. They are lovely. I am guessing a meat breed and not really a wool breed right?

I love me some lamb chops though...