Spotted Lamb

By: danitacahill

May 13 2012

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Category: Animals, Farm, Pets, Portrait photography, Rural Photography, Spring


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This is a ewe lamb born this year. What makes her special is she’s a spotted Dorset. Dorset sheep normally only come in white.

I did a newspaper story on the teenage girl who is breeding spotted or “natural” colored Dorsets. This was the only colored ewe lamb she got this year, but it’s particularly special because it’s a “moorit.” Moorits have brown skin pigment underneath the brown areas of their wool. True brown like this is rare.

Whether you’re interested in genetics or not, I think you’ll have to agree that this is a cute little lamb.

If you are interested in genetics, market or wool lambs, or spinning wool into yarn, you might enjoy the links here and here. Even if you’re only into photography and not into lambs, wool or spinning at all, the first link is to this family’s Etsy shop. They are very creative in photographing yarn – adding leaves, flowers and bits of nature to the shots. It’s worth taking a look.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


3 comments on “Spotted Lamb”

  1. Debbie wrote on my Facebook link: “Danita, this is so cool. I raised and Dorsets when I was a kid. I love this little one what a face!”

  2. On my Facebook link, Barbara wrote: “She’s a very attractive lamb!”

  3. “Good job on the article,” Liz wrote on my Facbook link.

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