Did the billy jump the fence?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by EmptyNest, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a picture of a lamb we got last year out of our purebred Columbian ram. Looks like it might have been out of our not so purebred billy [​IMG]

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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a picture of a lamb we got last year out of our purebred Columbian ram. Looks like it might have been out of our not so purebred billy

    I'm assuming your "billy" is a goat.
    While its "possible" for goats and sheep to crossbreed, the progeny rarely survives.
    Was your ewe purebred also?​
     
  3. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the billy was a goat. I was only kidding. The lamb just was marked more like a goat than a sheep. We did contact the breeder of the ram and he said he had thrown some black lambs in the past. We aren't in the purebred sheep business so it didn't matter. It was just kind of a novelty.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    It's so ugly it's adorable, probably will have a great temperment to make up for it!
     
  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a "Yoda" to me [​IMG]


    Is it a boy or girl?
     
  6. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the kid survive?
     
  7. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We actually ended up with 3 lambs that looked like that last year. One was a single ewe and the other two were in a set of triplets. Two were marked like that (ewe and ram) and the other was white. I wish now we'd have kept the ewes but we ended up sending all of them to market.
     
  8. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is absolutely Adorable!!!!!
     

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