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New Zealand Baby Lamb!! by Wood-Splitter-Lee New Zealand Baby Lamb!! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
In New Zealand still and had the best day of my life after holding real baby lambs for for the first time! :faint: I must raise a baby lamb some day now! :iconsmilinstanwooplz: What about you? Has anyone ever held or raised a baby lamb?? :eager:



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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Okay, please tell me that ones real!
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StephenofFrieden Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just spent two months working on a sheep ranch in Utah. 2,200 sheep giving birth. I can safely say I've held at least 1,000 lambs in my life :P 
It's pretty awesome though.
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NakomisCzaczke Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Before I read the description, I thought you were holding one of your sculptures!!
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm old photo, think I'll answer your question even though.

Yes, I held a baby lamb. My folks had a small farm, my mom mostly ran it while my day did his day job. We never had any lambs though. Chickens, ducks and rabbits; yes, lambs/sheep; no. Us kids looked after the livestock while my mom tended the crops. I don't ever suggest holding a rabbit. They will tear your arm up bloody. My arms were usually cut up badly because I couldn't hold them up by the ears; the recommended way to hold them.

We used to go to petting zoos though at the county fair or some such. Sometimes we went to larger farms that allowed visiting folks. Most times if we visited a farm though, the kids could expect to be assigned chores while the adults talked.  Lambs are cute as most animals are when they are young. Sheep are a chore though. Especially when spring comes. Shearing. Oookay. That's an experience but a necessary one if you are serious about raising a lamb (unless you get a sheep that sheds and thus doesn't need shearing, while carpet wool sheep need to be sheared twice a year! (the rest only once in the spring time)).

Unless you want another full time job, I recommend starting out just going to a local farm and helping out. Some sheep farms leave the shearing to the professionals though.
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ObscureKake Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to have lots of goats! We bred them, though didn't end up selling to many of the babies. Baby goats are absolutely adorable!
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WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I've held baby lambs :3 I really like baby goats! They get into so much trouble!
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
i have never raised any animal, i think it would be fun though!
and he is so cute!!! or her.. just look at that little guys smile!
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moopsybear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I raised a baby lamb before!!
mine was sho sho cute!I would send you pictures but I didn't take any :(

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penVSpaper Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I want it!!!! So cute!!
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WitTea Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aaaaaaaaaawww that is the best ID picture ever! That lamb is so cute and little~
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Creepypastafan0620 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont think i held a baby lamb... but do baby wallabys count ?
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SarrinaWolfChick Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Artist
too cute!~
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ForestFairytails Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
i have a sheep and a ram they're expecting their bundels of joy any day now
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Aiohon12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student
aww so cute

I love baby lambs there are so cute!
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Orenkun Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I raise goats, which is similar. :) They are extremely adorable!
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moondustfox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've held a baby goat, if it counts! Just so you know, I drew what Jaden, Vann, and Bremen would look like to me, as chibis. Okay if I post?
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww baby goats are so cute too! :squee:  Whaa??  You drew Vann, Jaden and Bremen too?!?!  :eager:  I would LOVE for you to post them I'm so excited! :iconsmilinstanwooplz: :happybounce: :la:
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moondustfox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
They don;t look too good, but I think they look like what I drew
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VolcanicObsession Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
So cute!!
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
(No matter how many times I see this picture) This is so cute!! :la: :love:
I love this picture, the lambs so cute, and it's a good picture of you too! I've never held a lamb or raised one before. The only animals I've ever raised have been dogs and ducks. :giggle: But that would be a wonderful opportunity to get to hold a lamb someday! They look so soft :heart:
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filiasan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
my sis raised a goose....
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LoyalCellHeart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww!! So cute!! I got to handle some baby Kune Kune pigs, a NZ breed :) Needless to say I want one!!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

so which one IS the baby lamb? :faint: oh, what a lame joke...

this is in fact a very nice photo and one can see how happy you are... :D

 

well, i never held one in my arms, but we have a pasture around the corner where are little lambs every springtime, and they are ever so cute... :D

hmmm, let me dive into my animal faves and.......... yessss, i found them - btw. "thrumyeye" is a fantastic animal photographer with a gallery to drown in...

thrumyeye.deviantart.com/art/S… 

thrumyeye.deviantart.com/art/B…

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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you!  My heart still pounds with bliss when I think back on this moment! XD And wow exuisite photos!!  Thanks for linking! :la:
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feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

i hear you, haha... i love to have animals around, we have many dogs, two cats and chickens...

if you find the time you can read my latetst journal, i can imagine that youŽll like it...

feldrand.deviantart.com/journa… 

:iconsun--plz:

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BrokenWyngz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Held them, I wouldnt wnt one tho. they seem to lack bowel control :O!
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Cristiana-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOH MY GAAAAWD ITS SO CUTE.     D:
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LalunaCatchadora Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww :meow:
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Author-To-Be Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've held plenty baby goats, but not lambs.
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cayleycom Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very cute. Oh, and the lamb is nice too...
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

For a minute there I thought that it was one of your creations! XD What breed of sheep is that?

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addisonphill Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I live in NZ!

Where are you?

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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Weta Workshop!  Come take a tour and I'll be there to say hi! :la: 
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addisonphill Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was just in Wellington two weeks ago. I was going to go on tour... but then I didn't. What are you doing at Weta? 
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah ok, I was invited down to work on some projects there. :thanks:
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addisonphill Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Cool, like what?

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AdnamaSilverstone Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, seems like most folk with lamb experience aren't from the US! O.o. I grew up on a little farm here in the Ozarks and had all kinds of lamb fun. LOL. And goat fun. And pig, chicken, steer...oh, can't forget the rabbits! XD 
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DeredereGalbraith Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Yes I did! Actually a few of them. I moved to NZ 3 years ago and we have a life style block at the moment with some sheep. Never had to raise one luckily they have all good mums. No time with my study. They are adorable though. Have fun here in NZ! I hope you love it as much as I do.
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
YES!! When I lived in northern England.
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XxberrysxX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! in argentina! im trying to find a picture but i cant find one
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BrightestStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
aw!!
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Bleubane Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
raising two goats :D they're not the same, but goats definately hold thier place on the international cutiness scale :heart:
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RainbowCharizard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww cute! The lamb is smiling for the photo too! X3
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ElementalxGaze Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
We have mini petting zoo's during the state fair that have all kinds of animals and baby lambs are one of them :3 so yea have done so. Glad you are enjoying yourself down there ^^ How many guys are wanting your hand in marriage to keep you down there so far hehe xD
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! And its stunning here! :faint:  Lets see, quite a few taxi drivers have eagerly requested they would if it meant I would stay in NZ. :D:D:D
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ElementalxGaze Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
xD lol well we can't have that now can we!? :D hehe well it's wonderful to see you enjoying yourself and getting to experience something like this ^^ I'm happy for you!
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Wings-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw lambs!
My mother used to raise livestock when she was young c:
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Nallah Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I own 3 and I have had 4 bottle fed lambs at my house at once and raised a lamb with a broken leg for 5 months in my house as well. Also had some pygmy goats in my house bottle feeding for awhile. They live at my old high schools farm for kids to show them at fairs. Just dont let them suck on your finger too much or they will cut you with the sharp teeth in the back ;)
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wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw!
its so cool!
so cute, kawaii!
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Timu-Silver Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Artist
yes I went to a nursery farm just south of Auckland but a bit north of Hamilton I think
They were so cute
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