Monday, April 4, 2011

First Lamb of the Year on April 3, 2011

I had my first lamb of the year last night; she was born to Gretchen. I named her April. April had quite the start in life as she was born during a severe thunderstorm with small hail and some pretty gusty winds.

She is a strong little gal as she was up and nursing quickly. I love the way lamb and goats nurse while wagging their little tails. It is so endearing. April weighs 9 pounds! I am hoping she stays a solid moorit, but she may grey turn since Heathcliffe the ram is a moorit-grey. Time will tell in about a week as I may start to see sugar lips (white hairs) and white around the eyes.

This is Gretchen's first lamb and she is doing great as a first time momma. Very strong maternal instincts which I am very grateful for. Just waiting for the next three to go, hopefully in better weather.


  1. Aren't they the sweetest things? Looks like solid moorit to me!

  2. What a cutie!! So glad Gretchen is such a good momma!

  3. So cute! So, I thought Moorit was the greyish lighter brown color? I still get confused on the colors and patterns! I thought I had a badger-faced and it turned out she was spotted!