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Old 10/04/07, 09:11 AM
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Names for sheep

What names have you given your sheep/Lambs?
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Old 10/04/07, 10:35 AM
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Mae and Panda (white face, 2 black eye rings, 2 black ears).

They are our first 2 sheep, both are Katahdin ewes.

We got them for my youngest DD to show at the fair in February.
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Old 10/04/07, 11:38 AM
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We have (or have had in the past) Buddy, Roger, Thelma, Louise, Annabelle, Geri, Autumn (born on the first day of autumn), Oprah, Tinkerbell, Millie, Lillie, Tillie (triplets), Amos, Luke, Frosty, Ella, Autumn, Mickey, Diablo, Gizmo.
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Old 10/04/07, 01:39 PM
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Here's what we have today.

"Algernon", our 350# (Merino/Suffolk) ram
"Beulah", the matriarch (Merino/Suffolk) ewe
Her yearling triplets, "Merino", "Annie", and "Amy"
"Caroline" daughter of Algernon (7/8 Merino)
Beulah's current remaining wethers, "Freezer" and "Lambchop"... both market lambs
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Old 10/04/07, 02:47 PM
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Currently our little flock is composed of:
Socrates...Icelandic ram (moorit)
Clover...Romney ewe (silver)
Sheledy...Icelandic ewe (moorit)
Naly...Romney ewe (dark grey)
Fern...Cotswold/Tunis/Lincoln Longwool ewe (white)
Meadowsweet...Cotswold/Tunis/Lincoln Longwool ewe (black)
Leggo...(Leg-O-Lamb)...Icelandic/Leicester Longwool freezer ram lamb
Chopper...(Lamb Chop)...Icelandic freezer ram lamb

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Old 10/04/07, 02:54 PM
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Our first 6 sheep were Shelly, Kelly, Nelly, Cindy, Lindy and Mindy. That was 27 years ago. This years keepers are 164T, 165T, 166T.....179T. You get a lot less creative after the first 100 or so.
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Old 10/04/07, 09:35 PM
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Our ram is Dumbledore. Then we have Tulip, Iris, Daffodil and Jasmine. Last year we named our lambs Zoe, Valery and Pearl. We have not yet named our new ewe lambs. We do not name our ram lambs as we avoid getting attached to them and names make that hard! All are St. Croix.
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Old 10/04/07, 09:57 PM
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We named a little (very) lamb that kept escaping from her pen and wandering about "Beetle"
Keep an open mind; but, double the guard for who you let in.
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Old 10/05/07, 12:20 AM
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Rams: Patton, Bunny, Beauregard, Lancelot
Pet Wether: Ken
Ewes: Scamp, Crystal, Lucky, Coco Puff, Tipsey, Spunky, Charm, Lucy, Midge, Pearl, Twinkie, Lavender, Barbie, Suzanne, Aiedail, Margarita, Autumn, Friday, Tara, Peanut, Lizzie

All, except Beauregard, Peanut and Autumn, were born on the place.
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Old 10/05/07, 03:31 AM
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I like your names.'Lambchop's a neat name. I should change my Belgian's name to Charliehorse! I'm trying to find names for a Cheviot yearling ewe & a 6 mo buckling I'll be getting soon.I was thinking of Alfalfa or Snowball for the buckling & Buttercup or Sweetpickle for the ewe.Katrinka VonApplemoss is a good name for the ewe too.So hard to decide. Good thing I don't name my chickens.
Who else has sheep,lambs or goats? Names?
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Old 10/05/07, 09:05 AM
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Fiona, Shaelah, Belle,
Libby,Windy,Zenith,Celestia,Sonata,Brenna,Pegusus, Minuet,Serenade,Jemma, Joyenne, Lorraine,Cameo, Cara, Clio, Calliope, Aislinn, Iris Blue,Chrysalis,Aria, Lyric, Carillon, Arlene, Nocturne, Cadence, Kerryn, Hannalore, Rianne, Allegra, Adagio, Braith, Bliss, Rhythm, Collette, Ballad, Nell, Esme, Wallis, Rowan, Royce, Iden, Isobel, Duet, Darcy, Maizie, Moire.
Current ram is named Jedburgh.(Jed)
Ram lambs - Kelso, Killearn, Kirkcaldy

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Old 10/05/07, 02:58 PM
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Ok we don't have them any more but we had

1.Ruthy-Ewe (Named after old owner Ruth. Her real name was Mary. Born on X-mas.)
2. Dodge-Ram (What?? Dad likes the brand name! )
3.Pam The Lamb. (Ruthy's and Dodge's lamb!)
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Old 10/05/07, 07:09 PM
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Mares Eat Oats
Does Eat Oats, and
Little Lambs Eat Ivy
Kids 'll Ivy Too
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All the others are Ta Ta
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Old 10/05/07, 10:59 PM
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Here's some of our named sheep we have had ....Spot, Popcorn, Sugar, Spice, Oreo, Flurry, Popcorn, Gypsy, Jazz, Polka, Mary, Marigold, Goldilocks, Ms. Muffet, Galena, Bo Peep, Angel, Rasberry, Ivy, Ginger, Maple, Cranberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Kiwi, Bonnie, Belle, Gigi (the dork), Muffin, Dixie, Nutmeg, Mulberry, Moo, Moo's Mom, Mini Moo, Peek-a Moo, Milky Way, Mille, Wonder girl, Speckles, Twinkle, Daisy, Nibbles, Midge, Lacey, Velvet, Lucy, Lana, Pippi, Poppy, Amore, Dazzle, Freckles, Kit Kat, Candy, Skit, Scat, Dolly, Lucky, Snoopy, Boo Boo Bunny, Tee, Rainey, Annie

Magoo, Smiley, Marley, Rambo, Umbaa, Ferdinand, Harvey, Zeus, Spotz, Lars,

I sent two very overconditioned Lincoln ewes to a friend and he renamed them "Crisco" and "lardo"

And today some lambs got temporary names of.... butt-head, ding dong, Poopy, riblets, chop chop and you get the idea...we were moving them across the yard and either they layed down, did flips or somersaults or just put on the breaks, their go button didn't seem to work , just lamb gymnastics
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Old 10/05/07, 11:01 PM
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I like Alfalfa and Buttercup
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Old 10/06/07, 12:15 AM
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I like buttercup, too.

No sheep yet but I think we get our new-to-us shetlands in 2-3 weeks. The ewe-lambs needed names so we forwarded a few suggestions. Eager to see what names they received (registered sheep).
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Old 10/06/07, 03:11 AM
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I've pretty much decided to name the male 'Alfalfa'. But I'm trying to decide between 'Sweetwater' & "Buttercup'. I like them both.
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Old 10/06/07, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by sheepish
Our first 6 sheep were Shelly, Kelly, Nelly, Cindy, Lindy and Mindy. That was 27 years ago. This years keepers are 164T, 165T, 166T.....179T. You get a lot less creative after the first 100 or so.
ahhh sheepy, crack me up! My wife names most everything we plan to keep, or at least not eat. (While it is harder eating something you've named, it doesn't make the meat any tougher...)

Rams: Ace, Mr. Millikin (bought off Mr. Milikin of course)

Ewes, (or Yo's for you old duffers out there...) We named our sheep all with the same begining letter for that year so we could right off how old they were. Big Momma, (a special sheep do a search on here for her story) Abby, Aerial, ....oh who really cares just send the dog after them, they'll either come or get bitten..... I guess special mention needs to be made for Danny, as he has his own special following on the Demo. circuit.
A good dog may be hard to find, ...but a hard dog usually means it's been dead for a while

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Old 10/06/07, 10:04 AM
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Ours include: Badger, Cinnamon, Rambo, Agnes, Pascalene (born on Easter Sunday), Olaf & Anya, Boris & Natasha.
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Old 10/09/07, 03:56 AM
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Well, we got the ewe. We ended up naming her SWEETPEA. If I get another female, someday, she'll be called Buttercup. The ram will come in a week or 2 & his name will be Alfalfa.

She's doing well and obeys her mother's instructions to 'chew her food with 1,010 chews before swallowing.I sat in her barn stall with her and chatted so she'd get used to my scent & my voice. I hand fed her half of a pitless apple.She'll be fine here.
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