I went out to the barn this morning to check on the girls and let them out. I have been bringing them in at night for the past few weeks : there are lots of problems with foxes in the area and with the freezing nights, I didn't want to have a lamb born outside at night.
This morning I found the smallest little mite of a lamb proudly standing beside her mother. She was still wet & 'TitBijou was doing a brillant job cleaning her up. I decided to install a heat lamp, more as a precautionary measure than out of strict necessity. When I got back with the heat lamp the afterbirth had been delivered and Onyx was nursing.
Onyx weighs in at just 1 kilo 620 grams!
I think she's going to be a perfect little gem, just like her mum!
Here are a few pictures of the long awaited new arrival!
And I, for one, am absolutely thrilled with this beautiful little addition to the flock!