Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twin Girls for Lucy!

We are proud to announce the birth of Kellane Farm's two newest additions: Ella and Nera. Keeping with Hayley's tradition of naming the lambs after their mother, our research showed that Lucy means "light." Hence the names Ella ("bright light") and Nera ("burning light").

Lucy's water broke around 7:40 a.m. (just as I walked into the pen for the morning feeding) and by 8:30 she had failed to progress. Therefore, we called our vet, Dr. Kristy Brown. Upon examination, Dr. Brown discovered that both lambs were trying to come out head first (poor Lucy)! Dr. Brown delivered Ella first at 9:35 a.m. and then Nera about five minutes later.

Here are some photos of the girls:
The top two photos were taken shortly after delivery
Moved to the "jug"
Little Ella was having trouble nursing so I helped out a bit

Now she's got the hang of it...and is kneeling on Nera!

4 comments:

Michael J. said...

Congratulations!

cowgirljlynn said...

I am always excited when I hear about twins because I am one!

Stasia said...

Hi! What color is Nera (what will she be; what is it called in Babydoll Southdowns?)

mlanezoo said...

That funny orange-yellow color is meconium staining (she pooped before being born). However, she is currently kinda grey. The vet said that her Suffolks would sometimes be that color at birth and then end up white.