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Non Icelandic Sheep - Dyed - Ovis aries I was surprised to find these &#039;yellow sheep&#039; at Lemreway, South Lochs on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.<br />
I thought they had been coloured. Domestic sheep,Fall,Geotagged,Icelandic Sheep,Isle of Lewis,Ovis aries,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Non Icelandic Sheep - Dyed - Ovis aries

I was surprised to find these 'yellow sheep' at Lemreway, South Lochs on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
I thought they had been coloured.

    comments (4)

  1. Nice breed! I wonder if they are colored like you say or is natural (?)
    maybe it has been a way for the farmer to tag the sheep he owns :-)
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. On further exploration I believe I may have been hoodwinked! It appears to be a practice in Scotland to dye sheep when they want them to stand out! Posted 4 months ago
  2. I was told by a trustworthy source that this was their natural colour. Elsewhere on the island they put dobs of dye on the back to identify ownership. Posted 5 months ago
  3. On further exploration I believe I may have been hoodwinked! It appears to be a practice in Scotland to dye sheep when they want them to stand out! Posted 5 months ago

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Sheep are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus ''Ovis'', in everyday usage it almost always refers to ''Ovis aries''. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep.

Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Oct 29, 2020. Captured Oct 9, 2016 15:55 in Unnamed Road, Isle of Lewis HS2 9RD, UK.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/20.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO6400
  • 85mm