Darla lambed at 2:00 this morning. And finally, I got a purebred Southdown ewe lamb from her! I was hoping for twins, but I'll settle for this big, good looking ewe lamb.
I'm pretty sure I'd like to keep her, so I need to think of a name for her.
Here she is being greeted by her half-brothers.
And speaking of her brothers, I borrowed the larger of the two to take a few pictures. The barn is dark and it's hard to get a good picture of a black animal, so we went outside for a few minutes.
He's a cute little guy!
As far as lambing seasons go, this wasn't my best one. I was hoping for twins from each ewe, and ended up with a set of twins and a single, plus aborted twins. I guess it could be worse than three live, healthy lambs on the ground, but it's not what I was aiming for. I have always had great luck in the past, so I guess it's my turn to have some "not so great" luck. At least the ewes are all healthy!