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Old 27 September 2013, 08:56   #1
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I saw these on my way to work today. There were three fields full of them. Any of the forum Sheep Fanciers care to tell me what's going on here? It's not sport related dyeing, as those aren't our colours.
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Old 27 September 2013, 09:05   #2
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Hi Willk, they dye them to make them "look" better for selling at auction, they do the same on some farms over here in ayrshire, apparently they always get better prices that way, they will be off for sunday lunch very soon.

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Old 27 September 2013, 09:08   #3
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Oh, and im not a sheep fancier ha, i just happen to be surrounded by them on all sides where i live.

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same as the leaves i reckon - Happens in the autum
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So they can hide in custard?

Some farms were dyeing their flocks orange a year or so ago to prevent them being stollen.
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I saw these on my way to work today. There were three fields full of them. Any of the forum Sheep Fanciers care to tell me what's going on here? It's not sport related dyeing, as those aren't our colours.
Farmers dye them so they can find them in the snow! lol
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Farmers dye them so they can find them in the snow! lol
Or maybe they have been eating yellow Snow!!
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Or maybe the farmers just like them to look pretty.
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If "everyone" starts dyeing them they should at least pick different colors. There'll be a pretty rainbow over the UK any day now... ;
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