Riddlesden Jacobs

A site about a West Yorkshire flock of Jacob Sheep

Fortnightly Sheep – Ewe 14

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Ewe 14 is one of our old heads. She’s 2 horned and I am not sure how old she is. She had a single  ram lamb in January 2014 and she had triplets (1 ram) in April 2015 and has managed to keep them all with her without us needing to top them up. There’s not much to say about her. She just goes about her business of being a sheep quietly and mostly calmly. She was a bit anxious with the triplets but did very well with them from the start so she actually never looked like she needed our help.

She’s quite easy to sport because she has a distinctive white bit that cuts into the black of her face. She has lost a bit of condition with the triplets and we need to have a good look at her. She may be rather on the old side to keep for another year. We don’t want to create problems for her and us but we’ll see. If everything looks fine and she puts condition back on once the lambs are weened it would be lovely to have such a good ewe around for a bit longer

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Author: Jess Guth

Dr Jess Guth is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She blogs at jessguth.com She also doesn't really run - reallynotarunner.com

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