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Hi, back in early July I bought 8 dorper ewes from a guy that was selling off his flock. He had a total of 50 ewes and had placed the ram in with the flock march 15. With that date of introduction the lambs should have come in late august through late September. So far I've had one ewe lamb on august 23 and the other 7 ewes have not even dropped bags yet. They appear to be bred but no signs of lambs coming soon? He did not use a crayon on the ram but they were together up until July when I bought them. Does it sound like there may be a problem with the ewes or is it normal for it to take a while to get bred. If I have calculated correctly if these 7 were to all lamb today that means they would have been with him 7 weeks before being bred. And with no bags yet I highly doubt the lambs will come soon.
 

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If they settled, you should have lambs on the ground by now. I don't know if there's a problem with the ewes, but there may have been an issue with the ram.

You could draw blood and send it to biotracking.
 

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Since he had 50 ewes and only one ram is it probable that he couldn't keep up so some didn't get bred until a few cycles later? I know nothing about age or prove mess of ram. I just know he was a dorper. I will look into bio tracking.
 
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