Evaluating Rams

It’s almost lambing season again and you cannot contemplate lambs without due consideration of a ram.  We kept 3 rams out of last year’s lambs and hope to register at least two of them.  This is Bradley who looks like a two horned ram but is most likely a fused four horn. Jacob sheep can have up to 6 horns and it is not uncommon for fusing to take place in rams.  Registering Jacob sheep into the flock book means paperwork and photos..  One must take photos of head and horns, two side shots, and a rear photo.  Clear photos.  Of sheep that are often moving away from you.  Bishop was our breeding ram of choice this year but was photo shy today and evaded the camera by disappearing into the privet thicket.   Another photo another day.