Lamb born with two distinct fleeces




An extremely rare and unique lamb with two distinct fleeces has been born in Cheshire.

The two fleeces come from its grandmothers Swaledale heritage and its grandfathers, which is Bluefaced Leicester.

Lamb born with two distinct fleeces in Cheshire. Pic Reaseheath College

Lamb born with two distinct fleeces in Cheshire. Pic Reaseheath College

Matt Bagley, sheep flock manager at Reaseheath College, said: ” The lamb is the first of its type I have seen in my 25 years of working with sheep”.

Mr Bagley added: “Natures wonderful, you never know what you will be gifted with next. This one lamb illustrates to all visitors and students the workings of genetics and provides a fantastic opportunity for everyone to see how unique life can be.”

The flock at Reaseheath College is one of several commercial farming enterprises based on the college campus. It is used both to provide income and to give agricultural students hands-on experience of managing a top class and viable sheep unit.

The College is set amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake, woodland and sports facilities, including a golf course.

Six hectares of land are leased to Crewe Alexandra Football Club.

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