Posted by: marthabernie | January 7, 2015

More Irish Sheep – County Donegal, Ireland 2006

003x1Irish sheep have dye put on their hind quarters to identify whose flock they belong in.  When the sheep wander around the countryside grazing, they sometimes end up a long way from home.  The local farmers each have an identifying color or combination of colors so that if a sheep marked with blue ends up with those marked with red, the locals know who the sheep belongs to.  A simple but effective system!


  1. So can a blue-marked ram and red-marked ewe breed & make little purple baby sheep? 🙂


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