OMG! Are These Pink Sheep For Real?

By Meera Dolasia on February 1, 2012

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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!


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  • foxybel
    foxybelFriday, February 27, 2015 at 8:41 am
    • foxybel
      foxybelFriday, February 27, 2015 at 8:40 am
      awww their so adorable! Can i have one?
      • Stampycatnip90!Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:13 am
        I love sheep!!!!!😼
        • diamondkid
          diamondkidTuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm
          • blossom
            blossomMonday, February 9, 2015 at 4:11 am
            A want that cute!! Pink sheep i think they are color the hair pink
            • nikukyu
              nikukyuSaturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:07 pm
              Wait, it...( gasp ) MINECRAFT IN REAL LIFE?! What's next, a ZOMBIE? *( rasping sound ) AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!*
              • bigmelo
                bigmeloSaturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:45 am
                This is hilarious! & it makes me want a sheep or two, because then I can literally count sheep before I go to bed. :)
                • tutorialsbya
                  tutorialsbyaSaturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:44 am
                  I think they are painted.
                  • djcool123
                    djcool123Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm
                    Pink sheep ????? I WANT A BLUE ONE !!!!!!!
                    • 1920463Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm
                      I want one.




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