Sunday, July 25, 2010
Even though both of his parents are polled and AI sired by polled New Zealand and Australian rams, the first lamb born in 2010 is happily sprouting horns. As a result of our initial use of Wiltshire Horn semen on our base flock we expect a certain percentage of horned offspring out of some of our rams.
Purchased from Dan Nigh in Harper TX, Tex is a son of the imported Australian ram Wonoka 271/02 and is 3/4 Australian breeding. Guess it goes without saying that we'll be seeing more horns popping up next year.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The top three pics are all yearlings AI sired by the Wiltipoll ram GeeTee317. They all raised lambs last year as ewe lambs. The ewes in the bottom pic are being supplemented with alfalfa as lambing draws near.