|The Painted Desert Ewes normally have plenty of milk for even multiple
births. Although most ewes don't have udders as big as the ewe pictured to
the left the painted desert sheep is known for ample milk supply for their
lambs. Some painted desert ewes have udders that would put a dairy goat to
shame. But as in any breed be sure to watch newborns of multiple births to
make sure all lambs are getting ample amounts of milk. Even if the ewe has
plenty of milk, In some cases the stronger and larger lambs will keep the
smaller lambs rooted out from meals making them weak. Be sure to
supplement weak lambs if need be.
|Heat lamps help when lambing in
extremely cold conditions
|Owner checking newborn
|Lambing jugs are useful to help
ewes and lambs bond after birth.
They are very useful for first
time moms for the first couple of
days to help them to bond to her
lambs and she can keep up with
all lambs easily.
|Triplets are common with
|PAINTED DESERT SHEEP- Lambing Abilities
|Ewe giving birth to lamb while caring for the first
lamb born. Painted Desert Sheep have a very
strong mothering instinct. Lambs are up quick and
nursing, and following mom within a very short time.