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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 16th February, 2023)

Sheep in wolves' clothing?


Sheep in wolves' clothing?
A pair of some kind of rare breed of sheep grazing near Bowling Green Far, Standish. Looking more like Old English sheepdogs than sheep.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: DTease on 16th February 2023 at 01:12

Which end is which?

Comment by: Poet on 16th February 2023 at 07:14

I'm going to guess at North of England Mules .

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 16th February 2023 at 08:01

The two sheep in the foreground are Valais Blackface, originally from the Upper Valais region of Switzerland. The standing sheep in the background is a Suffolk, an old English breed. I do not know what breed the fourth sheep is.

Comment by: PeterP on 16th February 2023 at 08:21

Look like Lincoln Longwool sheep, We had a ride out yesterday and came back home through Great Altscar and Aughton and there was a field full of sheep and lambs and they were more of a GREY colour than White

Comment by: Veronica on 16th February 2023 at 08:57

They are so cute but I can’t imagine them gambolling about or trekking on any fells. They look very short in the legs.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 16th February 2023 at 10:18

Awwww, they're lovely! They look so peaceful there, tucking in!

Comment by: Anne on 16th February 2023 at 11:07

Short in the leg.
Are you thinking about leg of lamb Veronica?

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 16th February 2023 at 12:38

I bet not many Standishers have ever heard of Bowling Green farm.

Comment by: Garry on 16th February 2023 at 12:44

What ever they are, they'll be great with roast spuds, mash potato's, vegetables and gravy.
Thanks Rev.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th February 2023 at 13:47

Most definitely Anne my favourite meat. I likes a nice chump chop me.

Comment by: Sandra on 16th February 2023 at 16:08

I think the breed is Devon and Cornwall longwool.

Comment by: Cyril on 16th February 2023 at 20:27

David, for today's Photo a Day you've earned a round of applause from the the flock. https://media.giphy.com/media/xT8qBepJQzUjXpeWU8/giphy.gif

Comment by: Rev David Long on 16th February 2023 at 21:11

Thanks Cyril - and other commentators. Ewe've gorra laff!

Comment by: burtspieeater on 19th February 2023 at 17:07

The Valais Blackface sheep look enormous from close range. They are so friendly that they will come the gate and allow you to pet them.

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