Three more Ouessant lambs were born outdoors in the snow this morning. They are incredibly hardy creatures! I managed to persuade all three mothers to go into a pen near the house so I can watch over the babies for the first few days. Once they have had their first drink from mother, they never seem to look back. By three days old, they can run as fast as the rest of the flock so the danger from foxes is reduced.
|Less than an hour old and already capable of trotting along behind its mother.|
|That important first drink. This little female lamb takes some colostrum from its mother a few minutes after coming into a rather cold world.|
|This morning's three new arrivals, - two males and a female.|