She was caught off her when a young farmer’s sheep gave birth to six healthy lambs, a “very rare” occurrence. The birth of the sextuplets, according to Erin Fflur McNaught, was a “total surprise” because sheep generally have one to three offspring.
The 20-year-old from Meirionnydd claims that all of the lambs are healthy and doing well, despite one having a difficult start. After a milk-filled meal, “they’re all up on their feet and all happy now,” the woman said. The ewe’s prenatal ultrasound, according to Ms. McNaught, predicted that she would have three lambs, however given her size, it was likely that she delivered more.
Triplets are very typical, but six is very, very uncommon, she added. Grandpa McNaught of Ms. McNaught said he had never seen that many lambs born from a single sheep in his 70 years of farming. Ms. McNaught reported that all of the lambs were doing well, with the exception of one that was smaller than the rest and had problems standing.
We carried one lamb inside and set it in front of the fire, she retorted. You couldn’t tell the difference, though, now that they are drinking the milk.
Ms. McNaught said that because the ewe was struggling to care for all six of her young, she was helping to feed them by giving them powdered milk in a bottle. She said, “They’re all happy now that they’re up on their feet, eating a belly full of milk, and they’re under the infrared lamp that keeps them warm.” “The fact that they are all still alive makes them even more unusual. Six healthy lambs at once is really unusual.