Luna was acting fishy Monday evening--hanging out in the barn by herself and I really thought she would lamb by the morning. At 10:00 p.m. she was out laying with the other sheep. At 2:30 a.m. she was hanging out in the barn with Chickie acting innocent. She ate a few bites at feeding time at 6:00 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. when I left for work, she was laying around by herself in the barn doing absolutely nothing. At around 10:30 a.m. I called to give my Mom a heads up that Luna might lamb. Mom went to check on her a little later.
By the time I got home, Luna had moved her little family into the Shetland barn. The lambs looked good and thrifty. Eventually I got them settled into a freshly bedded stall in the main barn, got their navel's dipped, some nutridrench in their mouths and trimmed up Luna's wool around her udder.
By later in the afternoon the babies were hopping around. So far, so good! My Mom told me when she called that one was spotted---a bigger lamb, so she was sure it was a he (and because ALL the spotted lambs around here seem to be rams, she was correct!). By her description I was pretty sure he was not an Ag Flecket. She also said the other lamb was an ewe (again just guessing) and was black with white on her head. She hit it all correct except the ewe lamb is moorit (probably musket, not sure yet).
Fairlight Jackdaw---sire of the lambs
They are both very cute and Fairlight Jackdaw's first lambs. The little ram looks allot like his daddy although his markings are different.