Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Our first lamb of the season

Our first lambing season and our first lamb.

A beautiful 4 pound lamb ram born this morning. Dam is Fibre Works ISP (nicknamed Issy) and Sire is Willow Garden Rex Harrison.

As you can see he's white with a few black spots, black around his eyes left eye and at the tip of his ears. (Yuglet, Ilget?)

Another mature ewe was trying to granny him at birth, but first time mom and lamb are in a jug bonding. The mature ewe is still looking & calling for him, so I think she'll be the next to lamb!

A little "boost" for the lamb and he seems to be doing fine. He's a little slow at finding the teat and she, being a new mom, is a little unsure. All in all, he is warm and his tummy feels full. I'll keep checking and see how it goes.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I always love finding and adding new Shetland blogs to the list I check often for stories and photos. Your first lamb is a cutie; sounds like you're off to a good start!

Vicki Foster said...

Thanks! I hope I am not the only first time nervous nelly! ;)

Beth & Dennis @ Milehaus Farm said...

Congratulations on your first lamb! A lovely little fellow.

Northern Skye said...

Congrats! Bet he'll have a special name (or at least nick name) being the first born at Windy Grange:)