6 comments on “What’s up?

  1. But 71% of the days of the week are weekdays, and 29% of the days are weekend days, so it only stands to reason that a larger percentage of lambs are born on weekdays….right? Am I missing something? I mean, if you had 10 lambs born, you could expect roughly 70% to pop out on a weekday, and 30% to pop out on a weekend, just given the odds of days of the week. 90% is high, but probably not statistically significant…I’m not a statistician though…

  2. Claire is obviously very mathematical though… I don’t have any reason in that area. 🙂 Writing and reading any day! LOL

    HA! Just remembered I need to call you back… Been a long weekend and last week (Thurs & Fri) were very busy. Sorry Shannon!

  3. Oh yes! I agree! It sort of depends on your total number of lambs. So for instance, if you had 10 lambs, 7 on weekdays, 3 on a weekend, that would be “perfect” but if your ewes are having triplets and whatnot, then it’s really better to count how many ewes are giving birth on a week day/weekend, rather than # of lambs. If you had 10 ewes and 3 gave birth to triplets on a weekend and 7 gave birth to singles during the week, you’d have 7 weekday lambs and 9 weekend lambs, which would appear to be statistically wonky (44% weekday lambs, 56% weekend lambs), but really, you’ve got your 30% weekend lambing and 70% weekday lambing. It’s just the multiple births messing it up. Even if you had the 7 give twins, so 14 weekday lambs and 9 weekend lambs, then you’ve got 61% weekday lambs and 39% weekend lambs. Still makes the weekend look heavy, but falsely so. So I think you need to look at days of the week when ewes birthed, not # of lambs. I suddenly feel like such a geek…

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