So we have Whiltshire Horn sheep. Previously we have let the ram run with the ewes year round, we have not kept daughters so just left the ram in. Whiltshire being seasonal breeders. We have found the previous 2 rams to be nice even protective of their lambs. Our first boy used to make sure no lamb was left behind. No agression to lambs. Nothing more then a butt away similar to a ewe moving on a lamb not hers if they harass for milk. But our current ram was beating up one of his offspring. We have to beep the horn to make him back off, and run at him yelling. He is now seperated in his own paddock and quite happy to be so. I begin to suspect the poor girl lamb who had her knee badly broken was not accidentally stepped on.
Have we just had good rams, or is current rams behavior not usual?? Never had a problem with bulls and calves even if they not his
Just like roosters, there's no reason to keep a ram that's a jerk.
Our old ram was a perfect gentleman to his ladies and the lambs. The next one the girls didn't even like. He's sausages.
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Anne (jersey heifer), Tug & MoonBoy, (angus x lowline steers), Heart, Panda, Oxboy & Freckles (jersey steers). About 30 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 3 cats (Sarge, Hoot & Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 15 chooks.
My Jacob ram had a complex and he .... died young after beating up my lambs (I'm not about to put up with that crap!!) But, his dad's been on my friend's farm for several years, like 7, I think, and he's been just fine.
Jersey cow family: Samson's Rosita (age 3) & Virtuoso Briar Rose (age 2) An Akita, some kitty cats, 7 Border Leicester sheep & 53 hens
We bought a beautiful ram when we started with sheep 5 years ago. He turned into a first-class *-hole. We kept his best son, and he is the nicest ram you could ask for. So it's not necessarily passed on to the next generation.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
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