Thursday 15 April 2010

Ariadnne has done it again....

had triplets, for the 3rd year on the trot. But she wasn't the only one to give birth yesterday.
In the morning Carmen finally gave birth to her twin ewe lambs, though she took her time over the birth. From the first lamb being born to the second one, it took her 1 hour and 20 minutes. She was so easily distracted from giving birth, but in the end both lambs were up and about and feeding well. This morning they have all gone out into the field with the rest of the new mums and their lambs.

It was around tea time that Ariadnne went in to lamb and it was all over in less than 1/2 hour. The last lamb to be born was coming out backwards, but it came out so fast that it thudded into the rails on the hurdles. Three lovely little, or not so little ewe lambs.
In the picture the lambs are stood in the order they were born, with the first in the front and the the last at the back. They are all still in the barn and will be for a couple of days just to make sure all the lambs are feeding well, but on past record this will not be a problem for Ariadnne. We will watch her lambs with interest as they may be kept as replacements for some of our older ewes.
No lambs were born today, which makes 2 ewes overdue, a Scottish Blackfaced and Missy.


Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Don't talk to me about overdue ewes! Have you had any with prolapses before, Pepper is my first and I'm a little worried about her lambing.

Jon Storey said...

Our purple faced farmer has just about finished lambing now, only about a dozen to go. After the disasters with the ewes he has ended up with some good looking lambs.

Hope yours continue to do well.

Jenny Holden said...

Gosh well done that girl! I'm hoping that I don't get any triplets, but some of my girls are simply huge!!