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#1 2018-01-10 23:17:25

Sunfeathers
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Ram fertility question

I have one Icelandic ewe and one young ram (9 months), not related to each other. I've had no luck getting the female to conceive, she comes into heat regularly. They were quite thin when I got them in October and now have gained lots of weight and the ram is getting much bigger. Could being malnourished as a young animal affect his fertility?

From what I've read he should be able to do the job. I really wanted a lamb or two this year so I'm taking her out to a different ram for breeding.

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#2 2018-01-11 16:05:46

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Re: Ram fertility question

Could be your ewe too. I had one here that wouldn't get in lamb in spite of appearing very healthy. Actually gave her 2 years because she was such a pet. She met a sad end but that's a different story.

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#3 2018-01-11 22:33:52

Sunfeathers
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Re: Ram fertility question

Yes, I first thought it was her with a problem, like infection or another problem. She's four and was the thinner of the two when I got them. If she doesn't catch with the other ram then I'll rethink what to do. I'm fairly sure she lambed successfully last year. Maybe she was too run down and skinny to conceive this year?? :crying:

Her condition is so much better that I can barely hang on to her now, and I could easily hold on to her when she arrived.

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