Each year we have yearlings in the flock with unique face marking, I’m guessing it’s the black faced Clun Forest influence in our ewes. We see black faces, white with black faces, brockle faces, white faces with black ears.
This year we have this gem. She is easy to spot within the flock. She has a black belly and a beautiful black rear end, and the black stripe running down her chest to her belly make it look as though she’s wearing a fleece coat. She looks like she’s a bit of a fashion diva.
I look for her often. She’s a spry youngster and she’s very aloof. Her mom is a light footed black faced Clun ewe that never lets us get close to her lambs. That suspicious trait rubbed off on this girl and I seldom get close to her. She seems to have spidy senses that tell her I’m near and off she goes.
I took her photo this summer because I didn’t think her black coloring would stay with her. http://ranching-with-sheep.blogspot.ca/2014/10/stay-or-go.html I need to give her a name but the right one has not come to me yet.
I don’t know what to make of her markings but I’m pleased she is a member of our flock.