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A mother sheep can have more than one lamb. Two lambs are common. Lambs stand up less than an hour after birth. They drink their mother’s milk. Lambs stay close to their mother for the first week. Then they begin exploring.

Sheep come in many colors. Lambs are born the color they will be as adults. Some sheep are a single color. For example, sheep may be gray, brown, or black. Other sheep have light bodies and dark faces. Sheep can also be spotted.

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Making Connections


If you were a farmer, would you want to have a flock of sheep? Why or why not?


What other books have you read about animals that are raised for milk? What animals were they?


A sheep’s wool never stops growing. What might happen if a farmer didn’t shear it?

Teacher Resources

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