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Posted: Friday 4 April, 2014

by Rosemary Champion at 4:31pm in Sheep 2 comments Comments closed

Poppy's triplets were due on Wednesday - she looked like Moby Dick, poor thing. She went into labour today - I was a bit anxious as we've never had triplets before.

No1 (white girl) born unassisted; Poppy very attentive, lamb up and sucking. No sign of No2 - Poppy didn't seem to be trying. After an hour, I assumed something was amiss; did a quick examination and could feel nothing that felt like a head or feet. Well, call me a quitter, but that was enough for me and I called the vet.

Robert was here in 20 minutes or so and delivered a white ewe lamb, followed by a black tup lamb. The ewe lamb was coming spine first - which explains why nothing was happening - but the tup lamb was properly presented.

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All three lambs are much the same size, vigorous and up and sucked. Poppy has loads of milk and is a very attentive mum. Hopefully, she'll be able to manage them with some extra feed.




Monday 7 April, 2014 at 8:25am

Well done Poppy - looking a bit thinner now! It must feel good to get rid of all that weight to carry about. Lovely set of triplets and not a bad size by the looks of them.


Monday 7 April, 2014 at 10:18am

The trips were 4.2kg, 4kg and 3.2kg. I put them out yesterday as they were boinging round the pen. The black tup lamb is a wee stoatir. If I didn't have so many of his relatives, I'd keep him.

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