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Frank and Debra Vogeltanz show off Sadie and her quads, four days old at the time the picture was taken. This is Sadie's second batch of quadruplets. She had four female lambs in 2010 and gave birth to triplet females last year. All four of the 2012 lambs are females. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Quadruplet lambs born for third year in a row in Laporte

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Lighting has struck for a third time at a Laporte sheep farm.

For the third year in a row quadruplet lambs have been born. Sadie the ewe is nursing her second foursome. She gave birth to quads in 2010. Last year she slacked off - only giving birth to triplets.

Frank and Debra Vogeltanz are as thunderstruck as anyone over their embarrassment of riches.

"I didn't believe we'd have quads again," Debra said last week.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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