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Post Breeds staying separate
This is interesting. We had a damara flock and a dorper flock in separate paddocks. Rams added, then straight through the fence... Resigned ourselves to getting cross-red lambs, however every damara so far (about 15) has had damara lambs. One dorperxmerino has had a dorper cross so the dorper ram must be working, but sticking to his own kind LOL

We ended up with two damara poddies from staggers (thankfully resolved) which are doing well. Found another damara lamb this morning in with about 12 alpacas - think she got separated from her mum yesterday after our last check. She was very weak but is taking the bottle and has found her lungs... poddy number three! Lucky she found the alpacas.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:29 pm
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OK, we've got a few damara x dorper lambs - good to know that the dorper ram is actually working because none of the dorper ewes have lambed :|

Spotty :)

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Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:43 pm
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Congratulations!!

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That's a good start.

The boy must be fussy with his girls :lol:

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Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:38 pm
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saabman wrote:

The boy must be fussy with his girls :lol:


Or maybe the other way round, much like some other species... :silent


Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:56 pm
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:lol:

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