The moment we have all been waiting for at Dancing Aspens Farm has finally arrived! Last night at my midnight check, I found Sybil doing the get up, lay-down, get up, lay-down routine. When I snuck around behind her there was a … bubble (of amniotic fluid) coming out! With in a half hour she had her first lamb out and was trying to get him cleaned up…
This little cutie made his appearance first. He is a horned black grey ram lamb. He was full of vigor and in no time was up and looking for something to eat.
Then Sybil while trying to get her first lamb cleaned up and dried off starting working on number 2! I was a bit surprised to see that she was twinning as she really didn’t look hugely pregnant. Sybil pushed and pushed and finally two hooves appeared. I kept waiting for the nose and couldn’t see all too well at 1 a.m. (even though the moon was full and bright!) The legs just kept coming and knew I needed to jug her. So after grabbing the first baby and leading Sybil with her lamb to the jug, I gave Mark a quick wake-up call to see if he would come hold her while I pulled. Poor Mark was dead asleep, but willing agreed to help. 😉 In the meantime, I grabbed a cloth and tried to grab the legs but momma wasn’t cooperating very much. Finally though I was able to get a good grip on those slimy legs and momma tried whipping around real fast and out flew number 2!
Isn’t he a looker? He is a black grey ram too but homozygous for the grey pattern with nice horn buds.
I ended up giving him a quick swing to clear his lungs and a couple of breathes to his mouth, but he purred right to life and in no-time was finding his legs too.
Mama giving a cleaning to her lambs.
Looking for something to eat!
Hanging with mom. It was a very exciting (and cold) night!
Mom is Sybil
Sired by Reykur