4 comments on “Plants and deformities

  1. Shannon, i had a ewe lamb that was very very tiny, it was a twin to the ram lamb i had born, it was 1/4th the size and had a large deformed face like the picture but it wasnt smooshed in. more of a tumor looking bump. the legs on her were no wider then a quarter

  2. Raising sheep are definitely somewhat of a science expirament… You never know what to expect! Always a learning time with them, which is exciting to me. Sorry you lost a lamb, but glad you were able to learn something too — and thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. Forage infected by certain fungus, can cause deformities as well. It’s always a shame to lose an animal over something that seems so hard to prevent, but the mechanics of how it happens is pretty fascinating. Thanks for taking the time to post this for others. Myself, I’ve begun to preserve animals that are born with these significant deformities and are unable to survive.

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