This Coloured Ryeland ewe – a traditional English sheep breed stemming back to the Monks of Herefordshire seven centuries ago – was sired by a white commercial ram and therefore thanks to the wonders genetics gave birth to the white lamb shown in the video.

This particular sheep is known for producing very large single lambs compared to her own size and she certainly didn’t stray from type on this occasion! On that basis I stepped in to assist the lambing process to help reduce the stress on both lamb and ewe. Bubbles as she’s called, did have one little surprise for me, for the first time ever she had twins.

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