Sheep Gestation Calendar

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by kesoaps, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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  2. Slev

    Slev Well-Known Member Supporter

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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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    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?
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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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.