This hungry lamb is a breed of sheep known as Tunis. They are born with a red face and
legs. When we had a lot more sheep in our flock we could usually count on at least one
bottle lamb each spring. Sometimes if a ewe has too many lambs, she can not feed all of
them. That is when one of them may end up in our kitchen as a bottle lamb. Bottle
lambs require a lot of care and must be fed every two hours when first born. Bottle
lambs think of the person feeding them their bottle of milk as their "mother"
and will always follow you around (we think Mary's Little Lamb must have been fed with a
bottle). You can spot a grown bottle lamb in the flock as they are very friendly and
will always approach you looking for some attention.
Last modified: February 14, 2004