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Lambs arrive at Kentish Town City Farm

'I have never seen a black lamb with a white head and tail'

16 March, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

Volunteer Louis Golfier with one of the lambs

JUST in time for Mother’s Day, three lambs were born at Kentish City Farm last weekend.

The young animals are said to bring more visitors to the city farm, spring being its busiest time of year. Twin lambs were born on Friday to a mother ewe named Lucky and one was born on Saturday to mother Motley.

Louis Golfier, 16, has been volun­teering at the farm for seven months.

He said: “I helped Lucky give birth to her twins. It’s the first time I’ve seen an animal giving birth in real life. I now help feed them their milk and it’s so much fun.”

The farm now boasts two sets of ram twins and two single ewes, one of which was born on Valentine’s Day.

Chris Heath, the farm’s education officer

The lambs have not been given names as they are moved to a different farm when they grow older.

Thomas Brennan, 38, said: “We don’t want to get attached to them.”

He added: “When I was a child I used to go to Ireland and one of the first things I did as a child was help birth a baby calf. Since then it’s been my passion to work with animals. One lamb is very unusual looking. I was brought up on a farming background in Ireland and over all the years I have never seen a black lamb with a white head and tail and certainly not a white ring around the leg.”

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