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Old 02/20/07, 06:01 PM
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Sheep Gestation Calendar

http://www.ifi-us.com/SheepGestation.html

Thought this may just come in helpful
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Old 11/22/07, 07:19 AM
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Hey there Kesoaps,

I tried to visit that site but there is a banner on it claiming to be closing down. If you can still get on it and save to your computer the sheep calendar, let me know..... otherwise, it looks like it is lost forever.

ps. Happy Thanksgiving

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Old 11/22/07, 09:41 AM
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Well, then...lets just find a new one, and maybe add a couple more of interest for breeding and lambing, shall we?


http://www.hawksmountainranch.com/gestationchart.html

http://www.geocities.com/mccordfarms...html#gestation

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/sheep/410-365/410-365.html

And just for you icelandic folks who's ewes can come early:

http://www.inglesideicelandics.com/index_Page815.htm

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Silly question, do sheep lamb more than once per year? Or, are they like deer and only go into estrous during Oct, Nov, Dec. depending on cool weather conditions?

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Old 03/21/09, 07:39 AM
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Some breed naturally out of season better than others. The British breeds are generally seasonal. Cool weather has nothing to do with it, losing light affects them more. You can bring (pretty much) any sheep into heat artificially. Lots of management systems use this to lamb three times in two years.

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