Evie is my favorite ewe. She is stately and has her own opinions of how things should be done. When I first got her, if I moved too slow with the feed bucket, she would gently plant her head against my rear end and gently but firmly push me along just a little faster than I had planned on moving. Her lambs tend to inherit her calm personality. She has earned herself a retirement home.
DOB: March 14, 2004
Dam: Posey (BFL x BL)
Sire: Wilkinson (BFL)
Gladys is 7/8 blue faced leicester. She clearly carries the genes to shed belly and neck wool. I didn't shear her early enough and she started to shed her neck and belly wool. As you can see, she has some very growthy lambs.
DOB: March 2003
Primrose is 7/8 blue faced leicester. She also will shed her belly and neck wool, keeping her much cooler in North Carolina's hot humid summers. She alternates between twins and triplets and nurses all her lambs.
Name: Humbug Arizona ABLA 11860
DOB: February 18, 2004
Dam: BGG Y058-50 (Karaoke) ABLA 7986
Sire: Hunterdown Lad 32M ABLA 557217C
Name: Humbug Yfandes ABLA 13219
DOB: April 21, 2006
Dam: Humbug Sequoia ABLA 11255
Sire: Sheffield AI ABLA 11724B
Name: BGG Y Split 50 ABLA 7662
DOB: April 12, 2000
Dam: BGG Rachel ABLA 4628
Sire: Retallacks' Limited Turbo ABLA 9196 AU
Like Evie, Split 50 is one of my very best ewes. She is a complete package: she is a great ewe and she passes it on to her lambs. I have kept all of her ewe lambs over the years. It would take a lot to make me part with her. She is among the elite here at Humbug Farm and has earned her a retirement home.
DOB: April 12, 2006
This ewe is 1/4 delaine merino, 3/4 border leicester. She is a twin and a survivor--mother was struck by lightening and killed when she was only five weeks old. She made it despite being weaned too early.