I've got a pair of small lambs left over that I didn't ship. They were way undersize, and frankly they are garbage lambs. One must be a mild birth defect with an odd face (reminds us of a piglet), the other I don't know why it ended up so small. However I hoped to get some growth out of them so I could eat them later this winter. I don't see any reason their meat wouldn't be fine to eat. Since winter arrived and we started feeding, I noticed them both getting thinner and thinner, and coming back to the barn with wool pulled. Recently one was bleeding from a nip on the back leg. I thought magpies had been pulling wool as they often do on weak lambs. Over the last week I've noticed my Akbash LGD has been cutting them away from the flock when I roll out hay. He pulls wool, chases and nips, even grabs and pulls them down, but quits once they are 20 yards away from the windrows. He just doesn't want these guys to have any hay. He loves the rest of the sheep and spends his days with them, and they show no fear of him. He will herd them occasionally, sweeping up stragglers if the flock is moving, but he never nips or pulls wool. What has gotten into him? Can he sense their weakness, does he want to use them as coyote bait? Does he think they aren't part of my flock?