Next door I noticed a little lamb and normally all the lambs are born in the spring.
This mom is a Suffolk sheep and we are pretty sure by its color and markings, the baby is a Dorper sheep. The baby still has it tails all other lambs tails are removed when they are a week old or so. For some reason, the Dorpers keep their tails.
We are guessing this mom is a nanny sheep and she took on this orphan Dorper.
Needless to say, they are quite cute together and she seems quite protective of this little baby.
They were going to walk off when they saw me approaching the fence until they saw the cats following me. They stopped turned around and came back to look at the cats.
The curiosity of sheep is a funny thing sometimes.
I love photographing baby animals and their moms there is just something so sweet about it all.