StellaRSS feed

Posted: Saturday 12 April, 2014

by Rosemary Champion at 1:44pm in Sheep Comments closed

Stella lambed yesterday at 4am - mixed twins. She's Juno's daughter, so quite canny for a gimmer. She's the first to lamb outwith daytime - she was restless all night but finally got down to business about 3am. I could feel a head and two feet almost there, went for a cup of tea, and when I came back she'd had the first one. Second one was a normal presentation too, so iodine on, in a pen and I went back to bed for an hour.

Stella is proving to be a great mum - very milky. The lambs have tummys like drums. I've put them out today, but will keep an eye to make sure they stay mothered up.

Lucy and her two went out yesterday - at 4.5kg and 5kg respectively, they are well able to cope - and Lucy's done all this several times before and is an excellent mum.

In fact, I've never had a ewe that hasn't been an excellent mother. Maybe Coloured Ryelands are just so docile that nothing fazes them.

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