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|Three katahdin lambs|
The words that came to mind were from a favorite childhood nursery rhyme, except in this case the words are not a true reflection of the purpose of raising these sheep. Katahdin sheep have hair on their bodies instead of wool, and naturally shed their hair after winter. The lambs are marketed for their meat.
Among this flock of sheep was a runt, one of triplets. (Sheep sometimes have twins, but triplets are rare.) It needed to be bottled fed for a while, and then another ewe sort of adopted it and let it nurse. It hung out with its siblings otherwise.
Alpacas or llamas often are kept within a flock of sheep as a protector of the lambs from dogs, foxes and/or birds of prey.
Have you ever eaten meat from a katahdin lamb?