Tuesday, April 7, 2009

An over achieving Clun Forest Ewe

This Clun Forest ewe is one to go into the record books as 'prolific'.
On the morning of April 3rd, 2009, her owner, Juliann, went out to the barn to find that the ewe "Alice" had already lambed.
Not one, not two, not three, not four, but five Clun Mules, three ram lambs and two ewe lambs. So far the lambs are all doing well, several are being bottle supplemented, and a few are nursing off their mother. The mom is slowly recovering, she has needed some medication for a rear leg pain- paralysis, and also calcium injections from the five month strain on her system.
This is Juliann's first year producing Clun Mules and she started out in a big way.
Well done Juilann and "Alice" of course.
To read more about "Alice" and the quintuplet Clun Mules you can visit Juliann's blog at: www.littlecountryacres.blogspot.com