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Claire B

  • Joined Apr 2019
Marking black sheep
« on: June 01, 2019, 09:01:41 am »
Can anyone recommend a marker for our Welsh Black Mountain sheep that will last longer than a day or two please?
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Marking black sheep
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 09:10:36 am »
Hi Claire, the simple answer is no, not really. However, you might find this thread useful.


Failing that, how about white gloss paint?  :coat:
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Marking black sheep
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 09:47:57 am »
Tying some white or brightly coloured wool yarn into the fleece works.  We tied yarn markers into the neck wool of two of our black lambs, stayed in for weeks and was very visible.
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Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Marking black sheep
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 09:48:27 am »
Are the white sprays no good?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Marking black sheep
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 03:09:31 pm »
Are the white sprays no good?


Oddly, yellow shows up better.
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