Thin yearling

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Just general unthriftiness? Sure she wasn't a bottle baby? Raised wrong I know their rumens can really fail to develop properly and they're unable to use forage properly for at least a year or two, sometimes their whole lives. Otherwise I have no idea.
 

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So much to do that I haven't weighed her again, but still thin.
Now in a coat to prevent thorns pulling out her broken wool, out with others like normal, but she gets 18% feed every day when they come in for the night.
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Alright, terrible pics, but it seems she's at a lean, but not skinny, weight now.
Removed her coat the other week, it kept her wool from easily plucking out during winter by weeds.
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Wasn't fully paying attention while she was being shorn, but she didn't stand out as I was directing her out of the pen, so that's good that she's not noticeably skinny anymore!
 

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I'd guess her to be naturally skinny.I have 4 like that are like that, with 3 out of the 4 producing pretty large twin lambs. 2 of them look positively emaciated, but eat like horses, and are the liveliest old girls in the flock.....they positively sprint as soon as any food comes out and eat twice the amount that the others eat.I was thinking one of mine had Johne's,emaciated and loose bowels, but, at the age of about 7 the has produced two good lambs, feeds them well and could take on Usain Bolt when the ewe nuts come out. It is thought she has an over-active thyroid and she's going to be tested for that once the lambs have weaned.

Such good news, in any case.

Like these girls I'm 'constitutionally thin' like my father before me.....it's not the 'blessing' that folk claim.

Whatever, glad to hear she is blending in with the rest.
 
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