Yesterday we got the 2 backup rams in with the ewes. Desert Weyr Kevyn is in with the live cover ewes. He immediately started sniffing and chasing them and trying to mount the ewes but none are in heat.
Desert Weyr Kirk is the backup for the AI ewes. He went in and they all started to chase him and he ran away. He is rather low on the totem pole in the ram pen and I think he thought he was going to be butted. However by the evening he had figured it all out and has bred 3 ewes for sure with a fourth looking like she is coming in to heat.
These boys will stay with the ewes for 3 weeks and then they come out.