March 31st my first purebred shetland lambs were born a lovely black gulmoget ram and a dark brown gulmoget ewe. I put them and mom in a jug and went off to work. When I returned home at one I was missing a lamb. The little ewe had somehow gotten out of the jug and was laying half frozen between a couple of hay bales. Needless to say, I now have a bottle lamb and thankfully it is a ewe. Mom took her back no problem so she will stay with her family, but she just can't figured out the whole nursing thing. Mom is older and a bit on the thin side so it will all work out for the best anyway. I have 9 more ewes to lamb and so far all have twinned. However the boys are ahead of the girls. I don't care if they are rams for my crosses but I hope the rest of my shetlands are ewes. Enjoy the photos.