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OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Suffolk sheep - identification query
« on: April 07, 2011, 05:10:28 pm »
Could anyone that breeds Suffolk sheep tell me - are Suffolk lambs ALWAYS born Black?

If they are - DOH! (see Avatar!)

 :sheep:

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
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Re: Suffolk sheep - identification query
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 05:43:53 pm »
your avatar looks like a perfectly normal suffolk lamb
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kanisha

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Re: Suffolk sheep - identification query
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 06:18:49 pm »
The birth colour of suffolks can be variable  if born dark they generally   fade to look exactly like your lamb.
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OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Suffolk sheep - identification query
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 09:18:46 am »
Thanks for replies.

The lamb in the Avatar was born the colour as seen in the pic (i.e. white body - quite 'white' ears too). He has not faded colour. He is only a few days old in the pic.

I didn't think Suffolks were born that colour?

? ? ?

 :sheep:

kanisha

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Re: Suffolk sheep - identification query
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2011, 12:46:51 pm »
the colouration on suffolk lambs is variable so not being born dark doesn't mean it isn't a suffolk neither does it mean it is unless its parents are.
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