The next year -- triplets -- last lamb rejected -- Sarah is the new bottle lamb (cream colored yarn in the center). We learned our lesson and in the barn she went in her own little pen. Sarah rewarded us as a winning show sheep that fall.
The next year -- still didn't learn our lesson -- triplets with the help of the vet -- 2nd lamb was dry upon delivery and I knew that would be the one rejected --Hooch tolerated her for a few days and then, "bump" out she goes --that's Almond Joy (wool on the left with the shiny stuff). Joy was more like a sheep than the other two. She was always a little more independent.
We finally got smart -- don't breed Hooch -- but then of course we lost a ewe, and we had Jane Austen -- at least it wasn't rejection.
So, my shawl will be made from lamb's fleeces of our 1st 3 bottle sisters. I'm using some fancy fibers to add some color.
Above is an up close shot of my triangle loom that Rothey made for me several years ago. Starting from the outside it goes: Joy, Sarah, and Padgett.