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Project 365 - 99

9 Apr 2014 8:08PM   Views : 459 Unique : 407

First Born.

I had a plan for today's image, but i never got chance to do it, maybe next year.

Anyway it's that time of year, when everything is coming to life, so todays shot is new life.


There's a couple of fields next to where we're working that have young lambs in. I would suggest considering this lamb is marked with a one that it was the first born.

These are Swaledale sheep, a common sight around the Yorkshire Dales, and in Cumbria.

They are well suited to the exposed regions in which they predominantly live, the Swaledales are very hardy, thick coated, able bodied, and bold. The ewes make excellent mothers and are known for being able to rear lambs well, even in adverse conditions. They are of a medium build, with black faces marked with bright white around the nose and eyes, and both males and females grow curled horns. Their coats are thick, straight, and coarse, and are considered a uniform white or off-white colour. The wool they produce, although durable, resilient and usable for a number of applications, is worth very little, with the British Wool Marketing Board paying approximately 30 pence per fleece. The marketed fleece and fibre may contain kemp that is not white, so some yarns and prepared fibres from the Swaledale are grey. The sheep are also known for their tender and good-flavoured lamb and mutton.


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