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Maternal Traits


 

  • Wiltipoll ewes are usually seasonal breeders and lamb in late winter/spring, such that small farmers are able to leave the rams in all year round..........some breeders  are having great success breeding Wiltipolls out of season.

  • Ewes lamb easily, milk abundantly and have a high percentage of multiple births.
  • Percentages are usually 150% or better in a good season.

  • Ewes may be joined at 6 or 7 months of age but success depends on maturity and condition of ewe at joining. Better feed at joining time results in more multiple births but twins come consistently from older ewes even on poorer pasture.