Mona had twin black krunet ram lambs last night. I had to help her though. She was acting restless and not pushing hard. Her water broke, and there weren’t any parts presenting. I let her push three times and then knew I had a situation. When I felt inside, her lamb was butt first with his legs forward. So I pushed the lamb back in, pulled the back legs down trying to make sure they didn’t tear her, and then pulled him out. He was lifeless initially. I stimulated him and tried to clear the fluid. Then I gave him a few mouth to mouth breaths, and he finally came around, breathing and shaking his head. I thought he was going to be dead for sure. So above meet Bo.
She then delivered a second ram lamb without difficulty. This second lamb stood and ate before Bo did. I think Bo was still a little shell shocked. So meet Diddley:
They are both nursing well and nibbling on hay already. They will both be wethered and available for sale as wethers for $50 at weaning.
Good thing you were there to help the little guy 🙂
Thanks for sharing because I learn things reading about your experiences.
Glad to hear that all turned out well. They look like big boys too!
Thanks. I am glad I was able to help. I have been considering not breeding sheep anymore- maybe taking a year off. But when I pulled this lamb and sat down to take it all in, I was thinking that I am getting pretty good at this stuff.
Congratulations Donna! You are an awesome sheep midwife! I’m glad Bo made it, and it’s because of you. Both lambs are very cute!
Thanks Jackie. I think all three may have died if I hadn’t have been there. I am so glad she waited until I was around to deliver. Monday both Tom and I were at work, and things may not have turned out so well.
Ooh! cute little guys! So, do you think they will both stay black? I will definitely stay tuned to the blog as lambing progresses- hoping to populate the newly fenced pasture this summer!
Thanks Denise! They are cute. I forget year to year exactly how cute lambs are. Lambing is progressing VERY slowly here, but I will try to keep my blog updated. We have three very pregnant appearing ewes.