County Tyrone sheep at Shannon farm gives birth to rare sextuplet lambs
1 April 2016 [Not an April’s Fool joke!]
The daughter is as cute (maybe more) than the lambs! Rare case of sextuplets born to a Romney ewe in Ireland.
Sheep and goats typically have 2 udders although they may have more. More than 2 are considered a fault in pure breeds, particularly dairy breeds. Defies logic as cows have 4 (more is possible but a fault and are removed! if the cows are to be used for dairying) and only give birth to one or two calves at most while it is not rare for a sheep to have triplets. It is not rare for a few sheep breeds such as Finns to have quads but sextuplets are rare in any sheep breed.