Now that the initial excitement of the first lamb has died down, I’ve suddenly realised that there is a problem!! The lamb’s dad isn’t who it’s supposed to be!!
Here is a picture of my three rams. The lamb’s mother is a Blackface was sent to the Cheviot (the big one with the white face), but the lamb doesn’t show ANY characteristics of a Cheviot/Blackface cross, instead the lamb looks pure Blackface. You will notice that there is a Blackface ram amongst the 3 too…..
I remember now what happened. This Blackface Ram is a bit…..keen. He got in with some ewes 2 days before I let the rams out properly. He obviously had his wicked way with this one before I caught him and put him back in his place