#LAMBMETRICS for the day
Drysdale & English Leicester Flocks
Born today: 1
Total Lambs Born: 5
Drysdale lambs (live total): 3
English Leicester lambs (live total): 2
English Leicester X lambs (live total): 0
Total Sets of Twins born: 2
Total Sets of Triplets born: 0
Total ewe lambs: 3
Total ram lambs: 2
Ewes lambed /76: 3 (3.9 %)
Lamb % : 166 % [live]
Notable Midwifery tales:
Just the one Drysdale lamb born this evening. A sturdy young lad to a first time mum.
The Merino ewes have decided to also get going. And prove me wrong in the process. Usually twin-bearing ewes have a slightly shorter gestation so I was expecting the twinners to start first. Nope. Three or four in the “Singles” mob.
While I was doing evening rounds I noticed a few white “clumps” on the ground. Hmmm…. Not wool? Nope….
Down feathers?! So, I look up – in time to see a pair of Galahs whizz past – and then I see —
… and saw feather-festooned bark around a hollow in a dead Red Stringybark.
Hopefully some baby Galahs soon!