We also lost Lambchops 6 year old Mule, Bonnie, due to ketosis. She was down before we knew anything was wrong. That's one reason why I usually feed grain that last month before lambing, so we can see who is "off". Alas, we didn't this year.
The rest of our purebred Katahdins and Dorper/Katahdin lambs followed with a few minor hurdles, but overall not too shabby.
Second hurdle, this little Dorper twin was rejected by a first time mom, I sold him to somebody as a bottle bum. Everyone else, thankfully, did great.
Love love love these pretty little Dorper cross ewes, everybody has been asking about them but they were reserved with a quickness soon after they were lambed. They came in at 45# each at 6 weeks on forage alone.
A few of our other purebred Kat and crossbred lambs. We ended up with 17 total surviving lambs. 8 ram lambs, 9 ewe lambs, a nice number of both. 9 purebred Katahdins and 8 Dorper cross lambs.
This lucky 66 lb.Dorper cross twin ram lamb gets to stay intact as I couldn't get both testes through the cheerio to wether him. That's okay, I'll continue to evaluate him for breeding potential.