Tonawanda News — Some have the lamb’s head facing forward, others are turned sideways.
At some point, the originator of Malczewski’s butter lambs — Dorothy — eschewed the traditional red color of the lamb’s ribbon.
“On the four biggest sizes she did not only the red flag but also an orchid-colored flag because it was her favorite color,” Cichocki said.
“People have gotten used to that over the past several years,” he said, resulting in some customers becoming a little particular about which lamb they prefer.
“A lot of people are picky about their sizes they want. If they come on the last Saturday before Easter when we’re starting to sell out, people may not be able to find the exact size and color of lamb they want.”
Cichocki said their single biggest day of butter lamb sales is on Good Friday, so he suggests visiting the market earlier in the week to guarantee your preferred size and color of ribbon.
“People start their own traditions in their family, and we have to make sure we get the right one that they want,” he said.