Coco Bean and Pirate arrived as bottle lambs in Spring 2017. I was feeling a bit sad because some of my old sheep had passed on- the babies arrived to cheer me up! And it works!
We bought them from a farm nearby. They are Cotswold sheep with dark black fleeces. Coco Bean has more floofy locks, Pirate has defined curls. Ooh la la! I cannot wait to spin their fleeces in the spring. They are pitch black with cinnamon tips from the sun. We considered putting jackets on them for winter to keep hay out of the wool. The bigger sheep have no worry about where they eat their hay? Right over the top of smaller sheep???
However, we decided no jackets because Coco Bean and Pirate have such long wool. I was worried more about the wool felting right on the sheep than some hay. They are bunking with the special needs group for now so they get the grain they need to help them grow. I also want them bigger before they join the large group of sheep.
They were almost weaned from their bottles when they arrived but have been living as yard sheep the entire time. They take turns 'shunning' me. Ignoring me and acting like they don't need me. Then they change their minds and are all chummy. Works for me!
Coco Bean and Pirate are growing up too quickly. They will be shorn for the first time in April. Can't wait to get my hands into those beauteous curls!