Watch – Extremely rare quintuplets born to ewe

The incredibly rare set of five lambs were delivered on Sunday, March 26 at East Yorkshire stately home, Sledmere House and gave Head Stockman, Richard Clifford, a shock when he realised the true size of the brood. Now named Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, the set of five are settling in nicely but have caused extra work for the farm as they need to be bottle fed around the clock.

Describing the rarity of such an event, Richard, 42, said: “I’ve been shepherding for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like it. “I’ve seen a ewe give birth to five before but there are often at least one or two lambs that don’t make it.

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