Posted Mar 31, 2015
Our first flock ram was a Border Cheviot. He was recommended for the yearling Suffolk ewes that we had bought, due to his smaller head and short legs. This was supposed to greatly reduce any lambing problems. This ram produced numerous crossbred lambs that gained quickly and sold for good prices. His daughters went on to be good producers as well. The bloodline he was from was known for producing daughters who would breed at 7/8 months of age, and lamb at about a year of age. All his daughters bred as lambs, and raised the lambs with no problems. We eventually sold him, because we had too many of his daughters here and needed to change to a new ram.
He was quite nervous when we got him, but got tame enough to handle in time.