I have a pair of Romanovs. The ewe I bought as an adult 2 years ago and at the same time bought the ram as a lamb. They had good records and the ewe has given birth before. The ram has grown up to be one of the best animals I have and the two of them have been "going at it" for a couple of years now... still no pregnancy. Until this past May they were in with some goats and the billy kept them all miserable and competed with the ram. Also the ewe had been in need of a SERIOUS shearing, so... goats are gone... ewe was sheared thinking that her large matted wool on her flanks could have been a barrier as well. She was starting to look pretty fat here, recently, and I was beginning to feel sure she must be finally pregnant now that they have no goat interference and the ram has "clear access." However, yesterday she appeared to be in heat again and he was mounting her right and left. At the risk of sounding completely ingorant I have a few questions: 1. Would he still mount her in this manner if she was pregnant? 2. How can I tell if she gets pregnant or not? Is there and e.p.t. for sheep? 3. If all indications are that she is probably NOT pregnant... what could be the problem? I greatly appreciate any thoughts you'd be willing to share. Thanks!