Most of the sheep that were bred have had their lambs. There are still two or three to go and the possibility that some of the young ewe lambs were bred remains, as well, but for the most part, the huge rush is over. So it is with the goats too, with 19 kids born over a three day period. There are two goats who have not yet kidded, but the 9 mothers had triplets, twins and quads with only one single. Niki sheep, aka Little Lamby, had twin boys,but not identical twins. As a matter of fact, she was bred by both rams, the Icelandic , who busted through the fence when he was done breeding his girls, and the Cotswold, who had a much broader selection of ewes to cover. One of Niki's little rams is definitely Icelandic sired. The lamb is beautifully coloured and has soft curls and a short tail, as does the Icelandic breed, while her other ram lamb, is long legged and has the unmistakable Cotswold face and coat. So, yes, a ewe can be bred by two sires. She would produce two fertile eggs and the sperm from one would be fertilized by the first ram, and the second egg, but the next suitor, but likely within a day, so the babies develop simultaneously and are produced as fraternal twins. They are surely adorable!
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