Sextuplet lambs are record breakers

Dorset Echo: vet students Sophie Brown and Hannah Johnstone with the ewe and  lambs vet students Sophie Brown and Hannah Johnstone with the ewe and lambs

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.

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10:25pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

I only ever saw 4 and one died, the poor runt. Find this hard to believe really. Shame you did not video it. Congratulations.
I only ever saw 4 and one died, the poor runt. Find this hard to believe really. Shame you did not video it. Congratulations. Sigurd Hoeberth
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