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Frank Vogeltanz holds the quadruplet lambs born on his farm north of Laporte April 29. The quads are among the 26 sets of multiple births the sheep have had this spring. None of the ewes has had a single birth yet. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Laporte farm has 26 sets of multiple births

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Unexpected occurrences began last year at the Frank and Debra Vogeltanz farm north of Laporte.

Jamal, the white ewe, gave birth to twins.


No big deal, right?

One was pitch black, the other white as last weekend's snow.

This year the couple may have set a new record for oddities.

Their sheep have not had a single birth all season.

If we do a head count, there are Sadie's quadruplets, four sets of triplets and 19 sets of twins.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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