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IS this the smallest ever surviving lamb? Tiny Tim was born as one of twins in a shed on a farm at Pen Rhiw Uchaf, Glan Conwy, three weeks ago. He weighed less than a bag of sugar at just 1.5lbs.

Farmer Roger Edwards said Tiny would not have lived if he'd been born out on the fields.

But now, thanks to some careful nurturing and tender loving care shown by Roger, his partner Debbie and their family, Tim is thriving and weighs 3lbs - although he's still much smaller than his peers.

Roger, 62, who's been farming all his life, said: "He's the smallest lamb I've ever seen in 40 years farming. Debbie has persevered with him."

Tiny, a Texel cross, is now a pet and has been fed by Debbie and Roger every four hours.

Roger, who has 300 sheep, said: "You've got to try. We'll keep watching him and giving him tender loving care."

Debbie added: "We didn't know if he was going to live but he was a fighter and came through."


Little miracle: Tiny Tim gets a peck from a lamb that's the size he should be by now, and Courtney Edwards, five, gives him a cuddle (left) Pictures: RICHARD WILLIAMS
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 30, 2010
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