Oh how fun it has been around here with lambs in the bathroom. Although I can't wait until they make the transition outside, I have had the opportunity to observe the differences between baby goats and lambs.
Here is what I have observed sitting in the "green bathroom" on the toilet (lid down, of course) bottle feeding and watching the lambs.
Sheep smell different than goats. Not bad but slightly different. And I've had plenty of opportunities to smell them lately.
Sheep sound different. They have a musical baaaaa with a little vibration at the end. Like Kelly Clarkson.
I think sheep get a bum rap in the smarts department. I find these lambs to be very smart. Especially Lucy. They are even fairly litter boxed train. One time as I sat on my throne, each one jumped back in the crate and went. I couldn't believe my eyes. Chalk one up for the sheep.
Sheep like to stay together. They flock. They will have bursts of independence but move as one, usually right behind me, the big sheep.
The lambs jump and play but stay on the ground more than baby goats. The lambs don't jump on top of anything. They have moves very similar to a Lipizzaner.
Goats are more like a rodeo.
I have enjoyed watching these babies grow up. It has been a bit of a challenge at times especially with Little Bit. She has been very frail. I named her Little Bit after Goldilocks who was called Little Bit as a child by her dad. And she is just a little bit. So Little Bit has been pampered. She gets her bottle first while everyone else baaaaas in the crate.
Here is a small movie of them. And I mean small. I haven't figured out how to load movies very well so don't blink.
But the biggest difference is....goat tail up, sheep tail down.