Our first two babies!

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  1. quiet mountain farmer

    quiet mountain farmer Well-Known Member

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    Well, one of our three pregnant Barbados Blackbelly ewes had twins this afternoon! They are much smaller than we had expected. But vigorous, nursing, doing well. The funniest thing was the ram. He was in there with her in the birthing pen, in the barn, and the firstborn was nursing HIM, (but that bag hanging down has no milk!!!! :haha: ) while Taffy washed the second born. LeRoy stood there, looking stunned while the first baby nuzzled his underside, and I heard these sucking noises, and then he squatted a bit lower, and closed his eyes, looking as peaceful as could be! :eek: Now, of course, he is out, and Taffy is alone with her children. What a day! Now, the other two...
     
  2. Hank - Narita

    Hank - Narita Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! You are so lucky to have healthy babies. Our goat is due in March and we can't wait. Little ones are so much fun.
     

  3. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Little lambs often grow very fast. Rideau Arcotts can be born under 3 lbs but catch up to the medium sized breeds born closer to 8 lbs within a month. Congrats!
     
  4. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    Our Pet Barbados Blackbelly had twins also and we didn't even know she was prego as we don't have a ram on the property, but we did have a couple of grass lambs (Rams) and I guess they didn't read the book about being too young to mate. :haha:
    Ours are doing great and growning fast. :)

    Congratulations on yours and have fun with them.