Everyone said I should get the baby lamb out of the shelter shared with llamas because they are big and will hurt him, but no way. The llamas are very gentle and careful with the new born. They bend down and say hello to him and even watch him when mom is outside eating. Lucy Llama babysits for mamma sheep when the lamb is left inside with her. He is comfortable around her and respectful too. The sheep and the llamas share the same feeder and although llamas are territorial when it comes to their food, they certainly tolerate little Dominique lamb under their feet and carefully step around him. He does tend to stick to the corners near mom and then curls up in a soft bed of hay for a nap when he is tired. Dominique is a pure bred Dorset sheep, a breed that was the most popular a century ago. Ewes weigh 150 pounds and up and rams 200 and up. Dominique had a slow start to life, being weak and clueless, but he is quickly making up for lost time and learning his way around the pen and shelter. The two mother llamas, Lucy and Karin are left in the pen because Jeanette Llama, Karin's cria was sold last week and Aiden, the little male cria from Lucy, has gone to live with the alpaca boys. Pretty soon, when Dominique is bigger, he and his mom will go to live with the ewes on the Fat Ewe Farm. Welcome little boy!
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