Friday, October 30, 2009

Ouch!!!

I put Charlotte in with her breeding group yesterday. Since she had triplets this spring, I was thinking about giving her a year off. Well, maybe not. She produces such nice lambs. Needless to say, she was NOT PLEASED about the situation! Can you see her glaring at me? She is one of those ewes who is very particular about their ram, and she wasn't thrilled with young Grady! they immediately began bashing heads, but he quickly put her in her place, though she easily outweighed him by 75 pounds or more! She's a big ewe. She didn't like the ram I chose for her for 2007 lambs, and she remained open. This morning when I went out to feed, she came right up to me to show me there was a problem. She somehow managed to rip out her eartag! Was she that desperate to get out of that pen? She knew I had the camera, so kept pestering me. "Look at my poor ear! I'm in so much pain! Please let me go back with the ewe lambs in the barn! I don't like Grady!"
Charlotte, I think you'll be fine...

4 comments:

kenleighacres said...

Poor girl! I hate ear tags, especially when they rip out like that!

I find it really interesting when some of the ewes are particular about their ram.

Terri and Randy Carlson said...

Some of the older ewes are "very" particular about the ram that they are put with. Funny, how they often hate the ram lambs. Poor little guys!

Kelly or Alex said...

I heard the same goes for goats too. The boys gotta be handsome or they just don't get that lovin feelin.
Kelly

tonya fedders said...

we had the same problem last year with our Alice - butting heads with the young ram. When we turned her out in the pen next to the boys - she went right to big Andy and stood there in front of him. She got to pick last year.. we'll be picking for her this year!