Pet ewe springs triple surprise

Tim, the pet sheep, is entitled to feel a little confewesed because of her very masculine name. But she reminded owners Brenda and John Luckett of her true gender by giving birth to surprise triplets at Lower Wembsworthy, near Hartland. Tim is 14 - a vene

Tim, the pet sheep, is entitled to feel a little confewesed because of her very masculine name.But she reminded owners Brenda and John Luckett of her true gender by giving birth to surprise triplets at Lower Wembsworthy, near Hartland.Tim is 14 - a venerable age for a sheep - and is very partial to custard creams. She has lived apart from the rest of the flock for four years, but last year had a secret liaison with the ram, which resulted in the multiple birth."It was a shock when she gave birth to one lamb, but then she had another and a third," said Brenda."She's got plenty of milk and is looking after her family very well."Bradworthy vet Robert Dennis said most ewes were taken out of flocks when they lost their teeth."But they can live to a good age if they are given the chance," he said.Tim's situation was unusual, but did happen occasionally."Because Brenda looks after her so well, she has been able to sustain triplets. She would not have survived in a flock situation," he said.


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