SD2897 : Blackarse sheep

taken 5 months ago, near to Coniston, Cumbria, Great Britain

Blackarse sheep
Blackarse sheep
Spotted near Coniston.

You will have heard, of course, of blackface sheep, well these are blackarse sheep, a truly rare breed.

Those were my first thoughts but then noticed the patches were of a material “sewn” onto the fleece.

Ah, must be a sheep’s chastity belt. Hasn’t stopped the tups trying.

A farmer fellow confirmed my thoughts. Apparently, these will have been born this year so are still classed as lambs.

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Date Taken
Friday, 28 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sheep 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2881 9756 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:22.1135N 3:5.8347W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 2877 9757
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Sheep  Swaledale  Animal Husbandry 

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