The female, white ewe lamb, did not get coccidiosis and I kept a close eye on her, because the two of them hung around together. I have no idea how they know what breed they are, but they are the only two Blue Faced Leicester lambs born this year. It is rather strange that they stayed together. None of the other lambs did such a thing. Then the little girl developed bottle jaw rather suddenly, however; she responded quickly to the medicine. She is a bit ragged because it appeared she had a run in with a coyote or fox, but the dogs likely came to her rescue. If they stayed with the flock, I am sure that would not have happened, that is the attack on her. She has not lost her coat, thank goodness.
The Blue Faced Leicester lambs were the only lambs to show any signs of illness or worm overload this year. I did not have to treat any of the other lambs and they are all healthy and robust. These babies were out of excellent stock, some of the finest Blue Faced Leicester sheep around. They ram was selected for his fleece, his genes for colour, though he is white and for his genetics. The two ewes were also selected for their superior fleece and they come from excellent genetics too. It was certainly strange that the two lambs did not fare well.
At least, I can say that they are well now, but both have to do some catching up. I think I will put coats on them to help them retain some body heat. Then they don't have to fight with the available food just to grow. Keep going, little lambies!