I am curious if anyone else has American Blackbelly sheep...... And honestly - other sheep might be the same so here goes my question - I have 3 older ewes, 1 yearling ewe (birthed 1 time and lost her baby over winter), and one that is about 6 months. I am wondering about "udder" development in the sheep before lambing. I noticed 1 ewe imperticular when she turned around she had a "bag" compared to the others. Mind you these are WILD and I can only get maybe 4 feet from them without them running. I talked to the person that I got them from and they said that there is a STRONG possibility that they are preggers already as most lambed Nov - Dec and they run with a ram at all times. He said that they bag like a horse but then said like a cow too - but not a goat - so now I am totally confused because doesn't a cows resemble a goat's udder - LOL! ANY help would be appreciated. When they lamb, I want to leave them with mom for a few days, and then I am pulling a few females for my herd and bottle raising to tame them down. So I want to make sure I am keeping on top of lambing!