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A ram and a ewe!
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Nice pictures

i will be adding to this soon. I have a goat i am expecting any day now.............................................................................................................................................
 
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Adorable! What breed?

I'm in the midst of lambing as well. Five healthy lambs on the ground so far with three ewes still to lamb.

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Spotted ram lamb
Spotted ram lamb
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Lily and her twins
Lily and her twins
 
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Your lambs are so cute and look very healthy. The ewe is gorgeous is she a Shetland?
Mine are Icelandic x East Freisian / Lacoun.
 
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Yes, Kris, they are Shetlands! Lily is a heavy milking ewe, so even her twins grow like weeds--and she turns 11 next month....

The Icelandic/East Friesian cross you have should give you not only lovely natural colored fleeces, but heavy milking capacity I think?

So glad you started the thread as I think we all need some lamb cuteness in our lives right now as we get hit with stay at home orders.
 
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So this is number 2 being born, it started around 7pm


Two of the kidlets were cold and shivering it was around freezing, so we brought them inside to warm up and dry off. The one who is lying on my partner is the female we plan to keep


All of the goats


3 kidlets(1 female, 2 males) and momma!
 
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Wow, what beautiful husky kids! Thanks for the pix!
 
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The lamb pile and the newest lamb. Figured we needed a dose of cuteness today.
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The lamb pile. They love to sleep snuggled together like this.
The lamb pile. They love to sleep snuggled together like this.
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The newest ram lamb--black with white socks and a white tail tip
The newest ram lamb--black with white socks and a white tail tip
 
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How precious. Love all the colors.
Are you a spinner?
Have you milked them?
 
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Thank you for the compliment! The lambs are about as cute as you can get, in my opinion at least. And I love having the natural colors in the flock.

I'm a handspinner and a knitter, specializing in Shetland sweaters (the ones with the complex color patterns) and lace shawls and stoles. I also do some natural dyeing.

Shetlands are primarily a fine wool breed, but historically they were also used for meat (and I've had the occasional problem ram that's ended up in the freezer and I can attest to the fact that the meat is lean and delicious), and to a minor extent (from what I've read, at least) for milk. I haven't milked mine, even though I have several heavy milking ewes.
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