1st Spring Lambs!!

sheepco(MN z4)March 19, 2008

Charlotte had quadruplets at 5pm this afternoon! Photos pending!

(Herb is in heaven!)

Sarah

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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Congratulations Sarah about the lambs, but sorry to hear you lost Herb!!??;-(
"Horton"

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 7:01AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Congratulations S. Congratulations Herb. Congratulations Charlotte.

WOW! Quads?!?!? Hope Mom and the lambs are doing well. :-)

C3D

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 7:56AM
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youreit

LOL @ Herb!!! He is such a good father figure!

I can't WAIT to see pics! *squeal*

Brenda

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 9:11AM
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comettose(7)

Can't wait to see the wee babies Sarah - will we get a big shoe too? :-)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 9:15PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

PLEEEZEEE NO BOOT!!!

:)
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2 boys, 2 girls. These photos taken at 24 hours old. Small, but so far they're doing really well. I've tried to supplement them with a bottle just in case, but they all prefer mom. I prefer that too, Mother Nature's better at this than I'll ever be.
Tonight they moved into a bigger pen where they'll stay for a couple more days to bond. The bits of color you see on their backs are marks so I can tell them apart - see who's nursing or not, sleeping too much, etc.

And what a great Mom!

:) Spring's here! Sarah

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 11:34PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Spring sprunged right enough for you Sarah.
They are beauties!
I'll take two of them, if you can guarantee they will stay that size, 'cause we only have a queen sized bed.

'Thinks', but maybe I could move the chickens and ducks into the livingroom.....or.....the pot bellied pig could....

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 8:24AM
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youreit

LOL!!! Horton, you cuddler, you!

They look so delicious!!! But not in a roasted sort of way...Ack! So soft and fuzzy...would love to nuzzle those necks! My favorite is the one curled up in both pics 1 and 2 (pic #1 - ratchet head)! Love that heart-shaped face!

*warm and fuzzies*

Brenda

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 8:49AM
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hnladue(z5NY)

What a wonderful Easter gift!!! Like are just adorable!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 10:25AM
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comettose(7)

How darling and snuggly!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 7:54PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Dolly had twins last night and Flossie had a baby girl this evening. I'll get more pix for you wannabe shepherds tomorrow! Meanwhile we finally got a dump load of snow, 10" today, but it's slushy and wet and will be gone in a week.

Yup, spring's here! S

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 9:39PM
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comettose(7)

That little one against the wall is the cutest. I always love the runts. It had better get up to eat. Do you have problems with 4 at a time with the stronger ones pushing the little ones out?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 12:31AM
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youreit

That's my favorite, too, CT!

I was thinking of you and your flock, Sarah, when I read this article in National Geographic which I mentioned in another post about animal intelligence. I love sheep!!!

"Tell sheep they all look alike, and they may beg to differ. Like primates, sheep, in studies, recognize different faces (about 50 other sheep and 10 humans) and still know them two years later. They are calmed by familiar faces and can tell both happy and angry expressions (they prefer the former). These are sophisticated abilities in an animal not widely known for smarts, says Babraham Institute's Keith Kendrick. How the sheep brain encodes facial identity and emotional cues may be relevant in some human disorders, he says."

Brenda

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 11:44AM
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