Back to my title: two down, one to go....it's the same thing with the sheep! Well, at least the "one to go" part. Last time I blogged about lambs, Poppy had given birth to her single ram lamb, and I was waiting on my ewes who were not playing by the marking harness rules. Paisley, Flurry, Oreo, Bianca and Buttercup were taunting me with their big bellies and full udders. Since then....it's four down and one to go. First, here's Poppy with her ram lamb, Paddington. He's a very rapidly growing boy who runs like the wind. He's going to be a big ram with a gorgeous fleece.
In better, and surprising, news - Buttercup gave birth right on schedule to quadruplets on May 2! She actually had quintuplets, but one was not fully formed in my opinion. The 5th lamb was only about a pound - very tiny and a strange color. This leads me to think it died in utero. The 4 quads were incredibly active almost right away, and all were ready to nurse. Here they are shortly after birth.
They seem to show strong BFL characteristics in their fleece, but they have the Polypay head shape. Their ears are more BFL in style, but smaller.