Lamb quintuplets joy

Five star: Harry and Charlotte Jackson with their sheep and its five lambs
Five star: Harry and Charlotte Jackson with their sheep and its five lambs

Spring has well and truly sprung at Little Eccleston Hall where a pet sheep presented delighted youngsters Harry and Charlotte Jackson with five lambs.

Their mother, Andrea, said all the Texel lambs were doing well, with Harry, 12, and Charlotte, 10, bottle feeding to help their mum. The children have so far had six sheep lamb with a total of 16 lambs.

“We have had quads before, but never quintuplets,” said Mrs Jackson.

“Harry and Charlotte have nine sheep of their own, all of which were orphans raised on the bottle.”