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By Don Wilkins
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer 

Sheep Aids: Family caring for rare quintuplet lambs


OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Chuck and Anne Hagan never imagined they would be caring for quintuplets.

But in a cozy room of their Whitesville home, the Hagans have been giving round-the-clock attention to five lambs — three males and two females with the names Bertha, Banjo, Red, Markie Mark and Peanut — that were born on Feb. 12.

And when it comes to sheep, quintuplet lamb births are rare. In fact, many online agriculture resources refer to it as "one in a million."

Since 2006, the Hagans have been raising dorper and katahdin breeds to help with mowing.

Along with shedding their own wool,...

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