Friday, May 6, 2011

Shetland and Finn Lambs

It's spring, why am I surprised to be taking care of dozens of lambs and baby chicks?

Bluebell's twins are gray and white ewes, but the white one is a surprise:  polka dotted with what the sheep people would call phaeomelanin, I think.  I expect the spots to fade away, but stay tan stained on her legs and face.  NOT the best picture, but I have a new one with the entire family, soon!


Here we go:  I am so delighted to get a gray ewe-- both lambs are ewes.
Lassi's finn lambs #2 and 3? on their first day out, last week--note the huge
 size variation. I'm new with triplets/quads. I get the feeling this is common,
and can expect them to even out in size as they age.



Finn babies finding their wheels!




3 comments:

Kelly Bartels said...

They are beautiful Gayle. The little black and white one is wildly spotted. How fun.

Marcia said...

Is there anything cuter?

Marcia said...

Gail, I didn't realize I was signed in as Marcia, but they are still cuter. BTY, we have 5 new kittens, one polydactyl,with 7 toes. Jean