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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sheep Obstetrics Department Report!

The Sheep Obstetrics Department at Whispering Acres is pleased to announce the birth of twin ewe lambs Calypso and Clipper, born to Bianca this morning, April 2. Both girls are well and have nursed heartily already. Bianca is also doing well and eating like she might starve otherwise!

Clipper is slightly larger and is a lovely white ewe lamb.

Calypso looks yellowish but that's just mecomium so she is white also but if you look closely, she appears to be wearing "eyeliner" on both eyes! I'm not sure how unusual this is.

Both lambs are active and moving around with relative ease. Here is Calpyso checking out Bianca's horns and thinking that she should probably be a good girl so that Mum won't have to use those horns!We have moved them inside the barn for now and I will take more pictures later when they are drier and fluffier.
We are just so excited and pleased that our first lambs arrived without incident, and that they both appear to be healthy.

26 comments:

Sharrie said...

Wow!!! and twin ewe lambs, too. Good job! Like the eye liner, it adds something.

Kara said...

OMG congrats! I swear my girls are holding their lambs just to spite me! And then they are going to drop them all at once, all 11 ewes! Your lambies look wonderful!

Lola Nova said...

Oh Hurray and congratulations!
2 little loves. I'm so glad all is well.

Corinne R. said...

Congrats! I want to hug them and bury my face in their fleece....YOU understand that!

DebH said...

Congratulations! They look huge!!
It is amazing that much fits in such a tight spot!!

Kathryn said...

Oh cute, Easter lambs! So, goats come late and lambs come early at your place, is that it? LOL! Congratulations.
Kathryn

Christy said...

That is so great! I'm glad it went well. They are adorable.

Becky Utecht said...

Congrats Claire! Twin ewe lambs are always a good thing in my book. And those fleeces look so curly.
Save those belly and udder shots for reference next year. I've been scouring my photos comparing last year's sizes with this year's. No lambs here yet.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Such cuties!!

~Lisa

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

precious and two ewes!

I want some babies too.

d/iowa said...

oh oh oh! all the babies waited until after my visit! i came too soon!
dangit!

they are sooooo sweet :)

poor luna, i know she hates it.

Suzanne said...

HOW FAB ! I can't wait for my alpaca to start giving birth , but it is so stressful until its all gone well. Congratulations

Cathy said...

Congratulations. They are beautiful.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on two beautiful ewes lambs. We now have 27 lambs, 20 ewes, 7 rams. They are very active parading around the corral, doing their gymnastics!!!

Flartus said...

Hooray! Your shearer sure knows his stuff, huh? I had no idea baby lambs really DO look like those figures from my Christmas creche. Can't wait to see the fluffier versions!

I learn so much from reading your blog, it's crazy!

Mom L said...

So, Claire, this city girl had to look up mecomium or whatever it was - so you just found a nicer way of saying lamb poop?!!! (VBG)

And my WV is lessn - short for lesson?

Nancy

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

Awww, such cute babies. I've been seeing a lot of lamb blogs lately. Must be that time of year!

kenleighacres said...

Congrats - they are very cute!

girlwithasword said...

congratulations! they're adorable!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, Claire- they are precious!

Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

I never get any little girls. Boo Hoo........they are so cute! Congrats!

Mom L said...

I just had to come look at the lambies again before I head for bed.

Nancy L.

JLB said...

Congrats! Looks like the shearer missed two ;) They've still got their fluff!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Congrats! The barn must be bursting at the seams by now. ;o) They are adorable little girls. Hope you post pics again when they are dry and fluffy!

Nancy K. said...

Twin ewe lambs ~ it just doesn't get much better than THAT!!!

Congratulations!

Blue Goose Farms said...

Congrats! They are just adorable!