OMG! Are These Pink Sheep For Real?

By Meera Dolasia on February 1, 2012

Word Search

A flock of mammals that reside at Auckland's SheepWorld are making waves or should we say Baaaaas? That's because instead of the usual muddy white, they are all sporting shocking pink hues.

As you may have guessed by now, the flock of 60 are not born this way - Their wooly coats have been dyed with food coloring by their enterprising owners, to try attract more visitors to this working farm that provides an insight into sheep farming.

The tradition of coloring the animals began about two years ago - To celebrate the rugby finals between Canterbury and Auckland, the farm owners dyed their entire flock, red and black - the color of the team uniforms. The unique sheep became so popular, that the owners decided to make the look permanent.

However, dyeing them in two different colors was difficult, so after discussing various colors and causes, they settled upon this bright pink, in honor of breast cancer awareness.

The dyeing frequency depends on the amount of rain the farm receives. That's because the food dye tends to wash off with water. And in case you are concerned, the dye is completely harmless and even the color does not bother the mammals, since sheep are color blind!

Resources: stuff.co.nz.

VocabularyPlay Game

dyedinsight

Geography

1384 Comments
to use your custom avatar.
  • hernaday001
    hernaday001Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:19 am
    i wonder if they give thome some tink pink
    • hernaday001
      hernaday001Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:17 am
      cool i wander if they give thame some thing pink
      • PlanetAlienThursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:26 am
        LOL, pink sheep, wish I could pet one!
        • MythFriday, March 18, 2016 at 6:52 am
          BA BA PINK SHEEP HAVE YOU ANY WHOOL YES SIR YES SIR 3 BAGS FULL!
          • 4Monday, February 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm
            Pink sheep serously!
            • Run0508Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:02 am
              Cooooooooooool😎
              • PizzaManWednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                MM they look cool
                • 15cupcakes
                  15cupcakesWednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:42 pm
                  i wish i could pet them they look soooo fluffy! 0_0
                  • 15cupcakes
                    15cupcakesWednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm
                    so cool,cute,fluffy,and pink! ^_^
                    • ANONAMESWednesday, January 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm
                      THEY ARE SO#CUTE

                      Recent Comments

                      jumbo wrote:

                      that is so amazing imagine someo...
                      Japan's New Train Will Be "Invis...

                      mannerss
                      mannerss wrote:

                      I suspect that this train cannot...
                      Japan's New Train Will Be "Invis...

                      Our Apps and Plugins

                      ALA