Ewe gotta be kidding me! Lamb born early

A surprise Christmas gift arrived at Brecks Farm in Gomersal when Minty the sheep birthed a lamb.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 31st December 2015, 10:29 am
William Ellis (2) and Tom Goodyear (5) with the lamb.
William Ellis (2) and Tom Goodyear (5) with the lamb.

Farmer Hilary Peel said the male Zwarbtle cross breed was born in the early hours of Saturday, December 19 – the ewe’s second offspring this year, which is an unusual occurrence.

And Mrs Peel’s grandchildren Tom Goodyear, five, and William Ellis, two, decided upon an appropriate name for the new-born – Joseph.

“They are really pleased – they love it when the lambs come,” said Mrs Peel. “It’s a good, strong, single lamb.”

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Minty, which has been reared to become a pet at the Moor Lane farm, usually only breeds in February.

Tom and William will learn how to bottle feed the next lamb in the new year.