Cotton had her twins right before I went our for chores this morning. I put them in the maternity pen with Cricket and her two week old lambs to keep them away from the other curious and pushy ewes, but these two are really energetic so I left Cotton to take care of them after looking them over and feeding everyone. I weighed them this evening and the ram is 6.5 pounds, while his sister is 8 pounds. Cotton is a three year old Jacob and a very attentive mother.
Both of these ewes are lower in status and not very bossy, so they are nicely sharing their bowl of treats with Cricket’s ram lamb. He’s up to 11 pounds today!