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The black and white sheep of the family


By David G Scott

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An unusually coloured lamb born at Melvich last week has been described by his owner as like a sheep in cow's clothing.

Juanella Findlay, who works Kirkton Farm with her husband Willie and son Michael, said the black and white lamb came from a "pure Cheviot" ewe that does not share the same markings.

The Kirkton Farm lamb has an unusual colouring.
The Kirkton Farm lamb has an unusual colouring.

The yet unnamed lamb also has a sibling twin that looks like a traditional Cheviot. Juanella said the little lamb looked "like a belted Galloway cow but in sheep form".

"We have farmed here at Kirkton for 26 years and have 25 breeding cattle along with 750 ewes. We've never had a pure Cheviot lamb with these kind of markings before."

The lamb looks very different from his mother and sibling.
The lamb looks very different from his mother and sibling.

She added: "It’s a male lamb and we have someone wanting to buy him as they breed unusually coloured Cheviots".

The family-run farm has also diversified to do farm buggy tours, giving the general public an insight to farming life in the north of Scotland.

To contact Juanella and arrange a tour of Kirkton Farm, check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/farmbuggytoursaccommodation


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