Hello, we bought two ram lambs last summer planning to butcher them in the fall, but then they bred all of our ewes and wanted to wait until the "breeding" blood got out of them. But now that the ewes have all lambed and we were getting ready to butcher, they got all stinky all of a sudden. I am guessing that a few of the ewes (katahdin and dorpers) cycled right away. One of them is mean and we have to either sell him or eat him within the next couple of weeks, I can't take it any more! The mean one is full Katahdin and around 14 months old. ' Oh, this will be our first sheep to butcher, we have only had lamb from the store. I am pregnant and a pretty picky eater, so I am afraid that if the meat is "gamy" I will not like it. I think we could sell him as a ram pretty easily, but then we won't have any lamb in the freezer, which would be a real shame. We have been waiting a long time!