There are a lot of obviously pregnant ewes sedately moving around the fields. These sheep are all red ‘flagged’ served at some point in September. A fair guess is, they are likely to to be producing their lambs about late January time.
Back in mid October, one very busy ram with a very bright green chest (no doubt a Celtic supporter) was given a sectioned off resting spot with lots of nice green grass and no ladies within reach to ignite his flagging energy. He did look jaded in a sheep-ish sort of way. Rear patches of green were visible on an awful lot of ewes; the ram had performed valiantly. This ram was a notable specimen from which the farmers may have high hopes of a champion or two appearing in the fullness of time. The farmers have pedigree herds and always have good specimens of both genders.