(Late) Fall Lambs

Finally settled.
Finally settled.

While winter continues to loom near, we have had a deliciously long fall season on our Indiana farm. It was the perfect year to breed our Horned Dorset flock for fall lambs… especially since they are decidedly late fall lambs. The oldest of the group are now about a week old, and I’ve been out to the barn with my camera.

Horned Dorsets have long been known for there ability to “breed out of season.” This means that they are often able to have lambs at other times of the year, not the the typical spring lambing season. Many sheep breeds, such as my Border Leicesters, are more likely to have spring lambs. It can vary by breed, by flock, and by individual. 

To set this video up, these Horned Dorset twins are about four days old. The little ram likes to lay in the corner. His sister took his spot and he spent twenty minutes trying to remove her from said spot while she pretended not to notice.

Curious little guy.
Curious little guy.

Horned Dorset is a joy to spin. Combed top coming soon…!

Soon. Very soon.
Soon. Very soon.

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