A farm in Dorset is looking after newborn sextuplet lambs, which is unprecedented in the UK.
Colesmoor Farm in Dorchester were surprised at the unusual birth of six lambs at the same time - as even quintuplets are rare in the UK.
The owner of Colesmoor Farm said: "Although we have lots of triplets and quadruplets and the occasional quintuplet from our 300 ewes, we have never heard of a commercial ewe having six good lambs.
"She had been pregnancy scanned to have five lambs so it was a nice surprise for Emily, our night time lamber, when a sixth turned up. She will probably rear three of them and the other three will join our other orphan lambs.”
Farmers across the region are fighting to protect and save their livestock from the cold. Unseasonable subzero temperatures mean newborn lambs have died. Families are working around the clock to limit the damage. In his report Malcolm Shaw spoke to farmers Jenny and Trevor Passmore.