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Bum lambs living the life

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9 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

What's a bum lamb?  I assume defective in some way?

 

Ones we have to feed from a bottle, due to various reasons, etc. too many for the mom to care for, too little milk, and sometimes if the ewe dies at or soon after birth.  Absolutely nothing wrong with the lamb.

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4 hours ago, sheep_herder said:

Ones we have to feed from a bottle, due to various reasons.  Absolutely nothing wrong with the lamb.

So bum lambs are those who drink exclusively from a bottle, eh? You’re right, it’s not a character flaw, it’s a disease.

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4 minutes ago, Further said:

What does the lady do with the lambs ?

In the past, she has kept some of the Katahdin ewe lambs and a ram lamb for breeding, and has slaughtered or sold the rest. I know her from other activities, and she has wanted to start a flock of Katahdins.  Plus we were happy to have an outlet for the bums, as we were tiring of working with the bums and the lambing flock. She has other animals on her acreage.

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