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andywalt

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Triplets !!
« on: January 22, 2011, 09:53:07 am »
My faith is restored..... triplets with no intervention, woooppeeeee   and sucking within 15 mins I cant believe it !!
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Blinkers

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 10:58:32 am »
Suckling new born lambs are just adorable........as are piglets  ;D  :pig: :sheep:   Well done you, you must be feeling very chuffed with yourself  ;D and quite rightly.
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
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bamford6

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 11:03:08 am »
well done the wether has helped a lot with a nother week off  good wether they should grow well

Fleecewife

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 11:24:45 am »
Well done Andy  :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :wave:
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Rosemary

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 11:26:20 am »
Well done sheep! Congratulations, andy (he didn't actually DO anything  ;D)!

Brucklay

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 11:46:36 am »
Fantastic - they do look great - can't wait for the next batch of pictures
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littlelisa

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 12:21:47 pm »
congrats  :)

morri2

  • Joined Jun 2008
Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 12:37:54 pm »
Triplets, fantastic!!  They look gorgeous too.   How many more to lamb for this session? You must have a good percentage.   :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:

faith0504

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 01:25:20 pm »
well done they are lovely  :sheep: :sheep: :sheep: :wave:

NLL

  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 03:18:15 pm »
well done all, we are hopeing for lambing with no intervention too

darkbrowneggs

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 03:42:47 pm »
Well done you (and ewe) 150% lambing average, or is that 300% maths was never my strong point.

If any of them are girls the genetics go on.  My first ewe that tripled had two girls which I kept and both had triplets!

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robate55

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Suffolk
Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 03:56:23 pm »
Yes way to go sheep. Lovely to see healthy lambs. Makes me impatient as ours are'nt due for 2 months
Rose

andywalt

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2011, 05:40:54 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:

so far twins and now triplets and all boys !!!! I have another 8 to lamb in this batch and then another 13 for the beginning of april.  I am really enjoying it, tomorrow we will let the first ewe out in the field for the day only, we have built a wind break / shelter for them to have some cover I will take my camera so will have some decent photos, my phone isnt that good for photos as you can see !!
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011, 06:06:59 pm »
Are you going to leave all three on the ewe to rear?

I don't like triplets... I prefer to take one off the ewe, and that means lots of bottle feeding and is expensive. Hopefully this year I have enough goatsmilk to keep any "spare" ones, but all that bottlewashing....(for the goat kids too...)

andywalt

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Re: Triplets !!
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2011, 06:26:46 pm »
Actually the ewe has a large udder and is very milky, if I am lucky to get a single from another ewe very soon, I can take one of the triplets and see if I can get her to odopt it after smothering in amniotic fluid. We will see, once bottle fed they get very humanised and im not too keen on that, more like a pet.
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