Busy Day

  101_0396cropped It was a very eventful day here at Sheeps and Peeps. In fact it was so busy that we didn’t get a chance to take many pictures. One ewe delivered last evening and four today adding six more lambs to the flock – 3 ewes, 3 rams. One of the very few pics that was taken  is shown above: Blackberry, our Cotswald X Border Leicester ewe with her twins. We always eagerly await for her lambs and are never disappointed. She has given us lambs with beautiful wool when bred with Hercules, our Wensleydale  X Coopworth ram.    hercules_web_pic2 In fact, we still have her first ram lamb and we use him to produce more lambs with beautiful fleeces: Poseidon Poseidon Poseidon’s fleece 606_fleece_mar_08~0  Poseidon and Blackberry have given us two ewe lambs: Cassidy  720_reserve_champ_bwf And Siar 821 So of course we were very excited when she had two more black lambs this year that we will be watching closely as they grow. One is a ram who should be an excellent stud for someone’s spinner flock, the other a ewe that we will undoubtedly keep in our flock for her fleece and future lambs. More pictures to follow of the rest of the lambs born today and of the triplets who graduated into a bigger pen.

Ram Lambs For Sale

Many people admired our Grand Champion Colored Wool ram lamb, Sheeps and Peeps 606, ‘Poseidon’, at the Buckwheat Festival last fall.

With his Wensleydale-Coopworth X Cotswald-Border Leicester genetics he produced a fantastic fleece in the fall – before skirting: 6 lbs 9 ozs, after skirting: 6 lbs 6 ozs, staple length: 6 -7 inches.

His spring fleece is really beautiful – before skirting: 3 lbs 15 ozs, after skirting: 3 lbs 12 ozs, staple length: 2 1/2 – 4 inches of just five months growth – with Wensleydale-like lock structure and Border Leicester lustre.
We are fortunate enough to offer the following ram lambs that are related to ‘Poseidon’ for sale. These guys are all exhibiting great growth and fleece characteristics. They would make a great addition to any spinners’ flock as stud rams or fiber wethers. They will be available September or October.
Sheeps and Peeps 719
Wensleydale-Coopworth X Cotswald-Border Leicester
Born: April 22, 2007; twin
12 pounds 3 ounces
full brother to ‘Poseidon’

Sheeps and Peeps 712
Wensleydale-Coopworth-Cotswald-Border Leicester Cross
Born: April 11, 2007; twin
10 pounds 15 ounces
son to ‘Poseidon’
713 Sheeps and Peeps
Wensleydale-Coopworth-Cotswald-Border Leicester Cross
Born: April 11, 2007; twin
12 pounds 5 ounces
son to ‘Poseidon’

Sheeps and Peeps 718 and 719
Wensleydale-Coopworth-Cotswald-Border Leicester Cross
Born: April 19, 2007; twins
718 – 9 pounds 14 ounces
719 – 10 pounds 4 ounces
sons to ‘Poseidon’