Well I came across an ad on Craigslist for a 1 week old female lamb for $25, and couldn't resist. I ran it by my parents, and they gave me the OK to contact the seller, to find out what breed she was. Within minutes we got a phone call from the seller to let us know she was still available, and that yes she is a woolie (I don't want hair sheep). I asked what breed? "Oh, her father is a Suffolk, her mother is a white face." There are a lot of white face breeds.... I told her we are already feeding a couple of lambs, and I handed the phone over to my Mom to arrange pick up. It turned out that she had several other people contact her, but didn't know anything about bottle feeding lambs, so she turned them down. But when I told her we were bottle feeding before I handed the phone over, she then told my Mom she had another one we could have free! It was born that morning, was a twin, and got separated from its Mother. She tried to give it back to its Mom, but she didn't want it anymore. AND SHE DOESN'T LIKE BOTTLE FEEDING.
So we zipped on over and picked them up. She was very nice, and showed us their Mothers. I asked her what breed are her white face sheep (Hey it was worth a try.), but she didn't know. She said they are crosses of some sort. She handed me the tiny little newborn lamb. I checked the sex. Boy. I was surprised he had dents in his head like the girls. I asked if he would get horns, just to make sure, she said "No, oh its a boy. I didn't even check." I think its so funny, because every time one of our animals delivers a baby, that's the first thing we check. She did make sure that they got colostrum, so that's good, and said she would keep our phone number in case she ends up with anymore.
So here are the little darlings.
We haven't settled on a name for him yet.
I had a real hard time trying to get pictures, because they want to look right at the lens, and then the camera's battery died.
"Does that thing have any milk?"