What is believed to be the first set of sextuplet lambs have been born on a Dorset farm.

The frolicking lambs are thriving at Rorie and Rachael Geddes’ farm in Toller Porcorum.

Rorie Geddes, said: “Although we have lots of triplets and quadruplets and the occasional quintuplet from our 300 ewes, we have never heard of a commercial ewe having six good lambs.

“Mum to the six healthy lambs is a five year old Roussin cross Mule ewe.

“She had been pregnancy scanned to have five lambs so it was a nice surprise for Emily, our night time lamber, when a sixth turned up. She will probably rear three of them and the other three will join our other orphan lambs.”

Colesmoor Farm, is a family run working farm with sheep and is a member of Farm Stay UK.