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Re: More sheep

That might explain why twins and triplets are common here. We have lots of good pasture most years. Hardly any quads that I remember though.


I know that better food induces them to ovulate more. Among western
range sheep, or out in Australia with their huge flocks, one lamb is the
norm. Where there's good pasture twins are more likely, and the way we
keep them with good hay and grain, you get more multiples. Most breeds
I've read about seem to be able to have multiples but there are a few
that are well-known for 4 and 5 lambs at a time. But seems like there's
got to be a genetic component to it; we have had Suffolks for many years
but until we bought these - the ewes are all related - we never had
triplets before.


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