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1 Gotland Lambs on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:09 pm

Cathyjk

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First lamb of the  year... mostly Gotland (my understanding is there are no purebred Gotlands in North America, always have something else with them)

Little girl - 7.8 lbs arrived at 9:39 this morning - has  twin brother who is much more Gotland grey --(the light colour is the Bluefaced Leicester in them). Have one more gotland hopefully due this week too, and then the East Friesians were bred to the Gotland ram but truly not sure of their due dates (the marking crayon didn't work so well on them )

Hoping for lots of lambs

Anyone looking for a Gotland Ram lamb... give me a shout (dad is 62% Gotland, mom is 68% and all are registered with the American Gotland Society)

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2 Re: Gotland Lambs on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:30 pm

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Very cute and curly. Never heard of this breed before, do you have pictures of the parents?


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3 Re: Gotland Lambs on Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:44 pm

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I can take some... but they are really wooly right now... haven't sheared.. well mom, but it's sort of a poodle cut at the moment...

4 Re: Gotland Lambs on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:55 am

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Gunnar - dad

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Mika and her lambs

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Both Lambs

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Close up of mom's fibre.. it hasn't been brushed and she hasn't been sheared since she was a lamb... so it's fuzzy looking rather than seeing many of the wavy ringlet type of wool

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5 Re: Gotland Lambs on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:06 pm

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Very interesting. So is the wool for spinning then?


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6 Re: Gotland Lambs on Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:21 pm

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yes.. very desirable right now

read a bit more here

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7 Re: Gotland Lambs on Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:29 pm

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Pretty sure Ranfurly farms out near Chase BC has PB gotlands. And BFL's too. A spinner's dream!

8 Re: Gotland Lambs on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:04 pm

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My gotlands are from Ranfurly.. and for some reason what is stuck in my head is that there are no purebreds.. but will have to double check.

The ram I have is 3/4 and I know they are selling an 87 percent gotland ram lamb this year...

From the Gotland Sheep Breeds Association:

The Gotland Sheep Breeders Association of North America is an organization dedicated to establishing the presence of Gotland Sheep in North America. The process involved is through the use of imported, purebred Gotland sheep semen on designated Foundation Breed ewes and using the best of the offspring to continue breeding up to essentially purebred Gotland sheep.

9 Re: Gotland Lambs on Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:48 pm

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Cathyjk wrote:My gotlands are from Ranfurly.. and for some reason what is stuck in my head is that there are no purebreds.. but will have to double check.

The ram I have is 3/4 and I know they are selling an 87 percent gotland ram lamb this year...

From the Gotland Sheep Breeds Association:

The Gotland Sheep Breeders Association of North America is an organization dedicated to establishing the presence of Gotland Sheep in North America. The process involved is through the use of imported, purebred Gotland sheep semen on designated Foundation Breed ewes and using the best of the offspring to continue breeding up to essentially purebred Gotland sheep.

Ah well, there ya go eh? I stand corrected. Good to know, and still beautiful fibre! I've seen some of ranfurly's gotland fibre. Delicious!

10 Re: Gotland Lambs on Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:21 am

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My Gotland pair had a huge leggy grey/Black ewe lamb yesterday.Sire is 75% and dam 67%. I have 3 Gotland fleeces and more BLue Faced Leceister fleeces to pick a nd go through.

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11 Re: Gotland Lambs on Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:24 am

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HighCountry wrote:My Gotland pair had a huge leggy grey/Black ewe lamb yesterday.Sire is 75% and dam 67%. I have 3 Gotland fleeces and more BLue Faced Leceister fleeces to pick a nd go through.

Hey congrats!... that is about the same percentage as the lambs above. They are so cute and curly right now.

The luster on the wool is amazing. I really like the Bluefaced leicesters too.. all good!!
Would love to see a Wensleydale (sp?) too

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