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Posted: Thursday 2 April, 2009

by Rosemary at 9:36pm in Sheep 2 comments Add your own

This lamb is so funny.


2 day old Ryeland lamb from asmallholder on Vimeo.

Firstly, he looks funny. He's got really long legs and clumpy feet; his ears dangle a bit and his grey and black face make him look like a wee, old man. Secondly, he's really laid back - I've only heard him bleat once. To be fair, he's been shut in with Jinx, so he's never been "abandoned" and his belly is always full, so he's never asking for a feed. He doesn't seem to be a very enthusiastic feeder either but he always seems full. I wondered if he was brain damaged - he's just a bit slow.

However, he was out in the field for the first time tonight and he seemed fine. I suspect I'm worrying unnecessarily.

It's been such a lovely day and evening, so Dan and I have been out sowing grass seed where the hump used to be and any bare patches. We had to wait until the hens went to bed, but the sheep "helped" by following us round. Actually, they follow the bucket. Dan watered the area so hopefully the seed will start to grow quite quickly.

Comments

Denise Newey

Friday 3 April, 2009 at 10:40pm

Ryeland sheep are one of the slowest sheep that I know, so your lamb is being a typical ryeland!!! He's cute though!!!!

Rosemary

Saturday 4 April, 2009 at 3:03pm

Glad he's breed typical, then. He's getting better!

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