Today,her 146st day of gestation,my Finn/Suffolk cross ewe, Lucky, delivered quadruplet ewe lambs. She had no problems delivering despite the fact that one of the four seems to have a badly curved spine. Though this little ewe lamb is of good size and strong, I don't think she will make it. It appears to be more than a compressed in the wound problem that will straighten out in time. Since she is not suffering, I will nurse her through today and take her to work tomorrow to have the large animal vet I work for evaluate her and, more than likely, euthanize her. All the others, though, appear fine, even the "runt". This is the second lamb that has had a spinal birth defect on my farm. The previous one was three years ago during a triplet birth and it was bent completly in half! It, however, was stillborn. Out of about 130 lambs born here I guess that is not too bad. However, I'm thinking that there might be a genetic link because these two ewes are "aunt" and "neice". Any thoughts?