California Red Sheep Ewes
California Red Sheep ewes are generally inquisitive, friendly and easy to work with as
long as you work quietly. We have ours trained to come in from the pasture upon command.
Ease of Lambing
By and large California Red Sheep ewes lamb without assistance.
Occasionally, we have to pull one, but we think that's because we panic. If we weren't there we pretty sure
they would do the job without us. During the most recent lambing season 90% of the births were
Mature California Red Sheep ewes have strong mothering instincts. They
are attentive without being overbearing. Protective while still encouraging the lambs to
Twins are the norm with California Red Sheep, singles are most common to first time
mothers. Triplets are not consider unusual; and, while we have not had them, several sets of quads have
been reported through the Registry.
Excellent Milk Producers
California Red Sheep ewes produce milk high in milk solids and in their prime
milk quantities are ample for the multiple lambs they bring forth. There has been talk of California
Reds being suitable for hobby farm dairies, however, we have not seen the results of any studies done to try
to confirm that. We know a majority of our lambs are big, fat and happy.