Friday, 5 July 2013

First merino quad lambs

Here are the latest photos from my farming brother of his beautiful merino sheep showing the first lamb quads.

"I have become used to seeing triplets on a regular basis in our flock but this is a first. This is going to be one busy mum. These little guys were quite happy to follow her for about 400 metres from the time I noticed them and when I came back with the camera. 
 




These ewes are holding their condition quite well with a supplement of barley in the lick feeder. There is a tiny amount of green pick down amongst the dead grass."


11 comments:

Kar said...

How exciting! What special little babies they are.

Swallow Barn said...

ahhhhh - so cute! lovely pictures!

vintage_declutter said...

Wow - nature is amazing isn't it. The older I get the more I realise this. However, it makes me also realise how adapatable kangaroos are when they can breed or not depending on the feed conditions. I feel for the sheep with the drought conditions being experienced there at the moment. Hope those sweet wee ones are fine. cheers Wendy

Helsie said...

Wow, quads. Never seen that before! The farm looks so dry.

greenthumb said...

She will be busy, hope they all keep safe.

A Farmer's Wife said...

The ewes are holding on aren't they?

So dry in the west. We are not as bad as some but definitely need rain ASAP...

Hope all is ok with you Anne

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

Such cute little ones. Hope that dried up ground gets some rain soon!
Julie xx

Julie @Dragonfly Gems said...

Such cute little ones :o) I hope the dried up ground get some rain soon!
Julie xx

BadPenny said...

Oh what wobbly legs they have !

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Goodness, four little cuties, that really must be unusual!

Little Blue Mouse said...

Quads, that's amazing!

I do hope you get some much needed rain soon...