Sheep gives birth to sex­tu­plets

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A sheep at a fam­ily-run Dorset farm has sur­prised its own­ers by giv­ing birth to six healthy lambs.

The sex­tu­plets were born last week at Colesmoor Farm in Toller Por­co­rum.

Own­ers Rorie and Rachael Ged­des said it was the first time six lambs born to the same ewe at the farm had sur­vived.

“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,” Mr Ged­des said.

He said a scan had shown the five-year ewe to have five lambs, so it had been a “nice sur­prise” when a sixth was born.

“She will prob­a­bly rear three of them and the other three will join our other or­phan lambs,” he said.

Source: BBC

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