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Annie Hope
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We have been given 4 late lambs (spring in New Zealand) so that the mothers can be dried off with the rest of the flock. We are trying to guess their age. they all still have a dry bit of umbilical cord attached (but I know lambs to still have that at 2-3 weeks), but they also can run jolly fast when they escape, and they have 4 bottom teeth, and some 2 top teeth.

Is there an age range I can place them in?

I am trying to work out how much I should feed them, and depending on whether they are 4 days and two weeks old, it can be as little as 300ml and as much as 1000ml.
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/imported_assets/content/aap/sl/bgh/f07899.pdf




 
Doug Mac
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Try this.....

www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/.../aging-.pdf
 
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yes this will help:
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/179797/aging-sheep.pdf

BUT it wont help you now. you can only estimate, and you wont be able to estimate weeks old age really at all.

what breed and weight are they? that might be more helpful then tryin to age by teeth or anything else really I can think of.
 
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