Birth On Our Farm

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Our first lambs of 2011 were born last evening.  Lambing on our farm typically happens right at dusk.  Our Katahdin hair sheep Kat had twin boys, 30 minutes apart.  The first one delivered normally, the second was hind feet first.  Normal delivery is when both front hooves and their little face presents first, like Superman flying.  She cleaned him up while the second one presented.  It showed two little hooves, too, but they were the back hooves.  We had our OB kit at the ready just in case it was needed.  Thankfully it wasn’t.  We both are trained as EMTs and have both delivered human babies so the lambs are no biggie deal.  You need to intervene if there’s just one leg presenting.  This is Kat’s second year as a mom.  Miss Kitty was her first and still sticks to her like velcro.  They were born 4 months to the day from when we brought the handsome ram 802 to visit, which means they’re our little Graham’s babies.  Gestation runs from 147 to 153 days.  Go Graham!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mieljolie
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 10:42:25

    Congrats on the new additions!! That’s great!

    Reply

  2. Connie
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 10:44:33

    Thanks so much, Mieljolie!

    Reply

  3. Calentine
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 11:30:22

    Adorable babies! Congrats to you and Mommy! (I got SO excited when I realized you posted this just this morning, and they were BRAND new!)

    Reply

  4. Tracy
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 22:55:41

    Allright! Welcome to Earth little boys!

    Reply

  5. Knickertwist
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 18:34:46

    Huzzah! Congratulations πŸ™‚ Beautiful πŸ™‚

    Reply

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