|Goldie is quite comfortable with around the other lambs.|
Goldie's ewe name is Ewe-Con Gold.
|Goldie with Tan and Connie|
Anyway, back to Goldie. Little Goldie was a small lamb who's mother wasn't the smartest sheep on the block. Hubby puts it this way, "That ewe didn't come from a thinking family!" Mom kept running around the pasture, climbing up and down the gullies, with poor little Goldie trying to keep up. After 5 days of this, little Goldie was getting no larger. I guess too much exercise and too little nursing time. I wasn't planning to keep this lamb, but it looked like she might die at the rate she was going. So I separated the two, training Goldie to the bottle. Mom barely noticed that she was minus a lamb! This behavior is not what a shepherd should be choosing in replacement stock, but I have since become quite fond of Goldie's personality, so she will stay and become a flock member. I hope she has inherited better mothering instincts from her sire's side. But if Goldie proves to be a poor mother too, then she won't be bred anymore, nor will her offspring be added to the flock.
Goldie's now strong, very active, and very outgoing. She's the first to show up when I come with the bottles. She's the initiator of the lamb races. Smallest of the group, she the boldest and smartest so far. She is so endearing that I can't help but like her.