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I watched these being born, they are now being taken to the next pen!



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How wonderful, baby lambs are so beautiful. Hope she will be agood mum!

15 Apr, 2012

 

that's lovely to see...

15 Apr, 2012

 

there is one at the back that had just been born, its an amazing event ~ the whole village seems to take part, tractor and trailer rides up to the sheds; teas in the village hall!!!

15 Apr, 2012

 

Oh! wow. Mum's wondering what's going on......

15 Apr, 2012

 

you cant imagine babies being taken from the maternity ward like this can you??!!!

i imagine they are dragged along so she can follow the scent?

15 Apr, 2012

 

I see the tiny yellow coloured one at the back..... :o)))

15 Apr, 2012

 

Yes! Saw that one born too, it was odd that some seemed much yellower than others, even siblings were very different.

15 Apr, 2012

 

I remember some lambs being born dead and the ewe could not be left without a baby so the shepherd would skin the dead one and fit the fleece over one from a mother with two or three babies and it was fostered out to the one with no baby. Because it smelled like her own lamb she accepted it. Sounds like a lovely village was that in this country Sticki.

15 Apr, 2012

 

It was in Overbury, Gloucestershire today SG.

15 Apr, 2012

 

You obviously had a great day out. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope the cream teas in the village hall were good.

15 Apr, 2012

 

Just a cake and tea but if I had got there earlier could have had full dinner!

15 Apr, 2012

 

WOW!!

15 Apr, 2012

 

Could be in the diary for next year now!

15 Apr, 2012

 

That would be a very good idea.

15 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

15 Apr, 2012

 

Amazing :)

16 Apr, 2012

 

I loved it :-)

16 Apr, 2012

 

Its Twins;0))

16 Apr, 2012

 

lots of twins PP but they didnt look identical to me

16 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely lambs - brilliant time of year I love spring and baby lambs in the fields. Great picture.

17 Apr, 2012

 

thanks OO, it was lovely seeing them

17 Apr, 2012

 

Do you see how all the other ewes are looking on...!!

wonderful time of year..

19 Apr, 2012

 

some ewes seemed to help out ~ licking the baby lambs as they were born and the mothers didnt mind!!

19 Apr, 2012

 

glad these are indoors, read so much about shepherds having to battle through blizzards to find the sheep and tend newborns.

it does look rather an undignified way to be introduced to the world, though.

22 Apr, 2012

 

they are born, seemingly easily straight onto the straw with no help. These two were being moved into the next pen to make enough room for the ewes who had not yet given birth. I think they were carried this way to ensure the mum followed.
These were high on Breedon Hill in the Cotswolds.
The sheep in the Lake district [Herdwicks] are often born out on the fells i think.

22 Apr, 2012

 

i know thats the way they hold them but i dont like it , i would hold them properly and take them to the pen lol,
and tuck them in haaha

23 Apr, 2012

 

:-) dont think they would stay tucked in for long sanbaz!!

23 Apr, 2012

 

I had to look twice at the lamb in his right hand - the way the head's flopping back made me think it was either dead or just a skin!

23 Apr, 2012

 

no it was fine but literally minutes or even seconds old!!

23 Apr, 2012

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I've never seen a lamb being born Sticki, it must have been lovely.Makes you wonder how they manage without ultra sounds pain relief and grandmas.

25 Apr, 2012

 

it certainly does G s, they make it look very easy!! it was very special.

25 Apr, 2012



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