Two New Babydoll Ewes!
I’m SO excited to introduce the 2 newest members of our flock family! Meet Dorothy and Harriet! I’ve been on a waitlist for these girls since last Spring and couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to our farm!
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These girls have a special story too! I got them from the same breeder/shepherd as our other ewes. Stephanie from Sugar Creek Babydoll Farm has become a good friend and sheep mentor. If you’re interested in Babydolls I cannot stress the importance of finding someone who truly knows and loves this amazing breed!
Anyway, when we were talking about lambs I told her I’d like 2 more ewes, and that I’m so happy with the temperament of the twins (Clementine and Theodore) we got from her last year that I would love to see who their momma, Patti lambed this year. I told Steph just tell Patti to do the same thing this year as she did last only have both girls this time. One black and one white 😉
Patti Takes Special Orders
Then I got a text about 8 weeks ago that Patti was in labor! She had a off white ewe, but she thought there was a second lamb still to come. A few minutes later she text and said, “I guess Patti takes special orders because she just had a black ewe!”. How amazing is that?! We both still cannot believe it worked out that way! I named the black ewe Dorothy and the off white ewe Harriet.
Dorothy had a bit of a rocky start, but soon began to thrive under the wonderful care of her shepherd and momma 🙂
Twins always share a special bond, and I’m so glad they get to stay together! I can’t wait to watch them settle in and see their personalities come out! The other sheep accepted them right away after quarantine and of course Henry, our LGD, is just in love!
Building Lamb Trust
The next couple weeks will be all about establishing a routine and laying the foundation for our relationship. Anytime we welcome a new farm baby I like to spend a lot of extra time with them getting to know them, making sure they feel safe, and earning their trust. The time I invest is why our sheep are so friendly and used to being handled.
Of course I love that they want to be pet and scratched 😉 but it’s also so handy to be able to check them out, trim hooves etc with little effort. Babydoll sheep are known for their puppy dog like behavior so it doesn’t take much to have them eating out of your hand and coming up for love 🙂
Two New Babydoll Ewes!
In one week our flock almost doubled and my heart has never felt so full! If you missed it we had a surprise lamb born last week too! Check him out HERE! It’s hard to describe how lovely these sheep are. They’re calm and affectionate, gentle and inquisitive, and can we talk about how ridiculously adorable they are?! Be still my heart! I’m just one happy farm mom over here! Our flock family feels complete!
Let me know if you have any questions about this breed!
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