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lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Lambing is finished!!
« on: April 19, 2011, 08:31:44 am »
Last three lambs born this morning!

From our 14 Shetland ladies (11 first time mums) we have had
14 girls (minus one, taken out of 7 foot fenced and dog guarded field,  by a golden eagle it's thought!)
6 boys
made up of 6 singles and 7 twins. No multiples. Nearly always have equalish numbers of singles and sets of twins.

All healthy, all born without assistance, still havent quite caught any coming out - thats 3 years of lambing where they have sneaked every one out. No mothering problems and all the lambs are healthy and strapping.

This is why Shetlands are great!  :love:
(And the boys taste fabulous once they go as hogget :yum:).

The oldest lambs are now a week old, little girls named Bunting and Confetti!

shearling

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Lambing is finished!!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 10:06:43 am »
Well done, very pretty lamb. It is amazing how they just wait for you to turn your back on them and then suddenly their are more feet hiding behind a large body. It reminds me of the 'luggage' in Terry Pratchet.

We still have four to go! One who I am convinced if she does notget on with it is gong to expload. But is still content to waddle and stuff herself.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Lambing is finished!!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 10:32:26 am »
Congratulations! And hasn't it been perfect lambing weather?

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Lambing is finished!!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 11:15:14 am »
Amazing weather, even those in denial had to lamb in the end in that sunshine!

I did find that the great weather meant a lot more variation in what time of day they gave birth, normally they all go for early morning but quite a few this year were all different times, even incl. a few evening ones. Guess they knew the lambs would get dry and not too wet and cold.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Lambing is finished!!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 11:40:05 am »
Well done, very pretty lamb. It is amazing how they just wait for you to turn your back on them and then suddenly their are more feet hiding behind a large body. It reminds me of the 'luggage' in Terry Pratchet.

 ;D ;D ;D  One sheep, 12 legs.  Don't think they are quite as voracious as The Luggage though  :D :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
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Re: Lambing is finished!!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 12:27:18 pm »
well done, theyre gorgeous  :D

 

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