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Kelvin Fletcher shares adorable new arrivals to the farm in cute snap

Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher has welcomed some new arrivals at the Fletcher farm in the Peak District.

The TV star took to social media to share the good news with his hundreds of thousands of followers as the Fletcher's welcomed their first spring lambs - And it's apparent twins run in the family!

Kelvin shared an adorable clip of the newborns with with 461k followers and fans couldn't get enough.

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He captioned the post: "OUR FIRST LAMBS! Twins too! Must be in the family."

In a separate post over on the Fletchers on the Farm Instagram account, Kelvin went into a bit more detail about the new arrivals explaining that they arrived earlier than expected.

The post read: "Our first lambs! Our shearling mule lambed herself and both were straight onto Mum for a feed, mum and twins doing well!

"We are actually two weeks early, to let you into a little secret, on the morning after buying our 18 Mules from market, we woke to discover our Cotswold tup had broken out of his little field and was with the new arrivals.

"Thankfully it looked like he’d only ‘served’ one, not ideal as he was purely meant to serve the other Cotswold ewes and our Mules were awaiting for their ‘Texel’ tup! So this certainly wasn’t planned but just look at them!"

Kelvin continued: "A ‘Mule’ is used to refer to a cross between a Bluefaced Leicester ram and a purebred hill (or mountain) ewe (in this case a Swaledale sheep)

"The production of such Mule ewes is a widely used breeding management system which offers several advantages to the farmer. Cross breeding the hill ewe with the lowland ram brings about hybrid vigour or heterosis, which brings the best characteristics of both breeds into one ewe that can be used in producing lamb for the table.

"The hill ewe, for example the Swaledale, is well suited to the exposed regions in which they predominantly live, the Swaledales are very hardy, thick coated, able bodied, and bold.

"The ewes make excellent mothers and are known for being able to rear lambs well, even in adverse conditions. Often producing 1-3 lambs and prolific milk production to back that up."

"This Mule is usually crossed with a Texel, to produce market lambs."

The clip received 11.3k likes and fans were quick to flood the comment section with well wishes and sweet messages for the new arrivals.

@hayley.morris.946 commented: "Oh gosh they are so adorable !!!!"

"Awe congratulations" said @shonaharris2.

@kathy.gray.7946281 added: "How lovely I bet your children love them."

@stretton.karen penned: "The first lambs of the year are amazing. Let’s you know spring is really here . The kids will love it enjoy."

"The first set of twins in the family this year, happy and healthy" added @michellec9201.

It has not yet been confirmed whether Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure will be back for a second series, but many fans are are desperate for the BBC documentary series to return.

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