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March (Year 2)

In March of year 2 the sheep are heavily pregnant with their firstborn. They have already been scanned to determine how many offspring they are carrying and are marked by spots of dye (two spots for twins, three spots for triplets). Those carrying twins or triplets are brought inside, not only for protection against the elements but also so that they can be given more nutritional feed to support them through their pregnancies. The prospective mothers also carry different colours of dye which they acquired when they were tupped. Each colour tells the farmer when the sheep is predicted to give birth as indicated in the picture below.