New sheep pages

So probably to avoid working on the barn I decided to take photos of my sheep flock. I realize that I am lacking current photos of some of my sheep- particularly the ones I do not breed. And usually when I think of they have been sheared or are otherwise non-photogenic. So anyway, after I took all the photos, I decided to post them on new web pages from oldest to youngest. So for your viewing and reading pleasure, these pages are at:

So I posted our ram lamb Shaun’s photo above because I would like some input as to his color. He is out of a shaela ewe and a mioget ram. He was black when he was born with some white markings. Now he looks dark brown, and it appears to go down to his skin, but his face and legs still look black to me- compare them to the black lamb on the right in the photo. So what color is he- dark brown, black, modified black, sunbleached…? Any input would be appreciated.
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2 Responses to New sheep pages

  1. HisTek says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your sheep pictures with us. You have many gorgeous ones! I have a question. What does CVM mean? and modified black? I’m always learning, so inquiring minds want to know.


  2. Donna says:

    CVM is short for California Variegated Mutant- it’s a breed of sheep known for it’s variegated colors. Modified black means that the black gene has been modified by another gene to produce a different shade, like a dark steely grey.

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