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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  • NameSaturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:46 am
    omg! So prankster gangster! Luv it!!!
    • RainbowRocksSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm
      Im so cute!!
      • RainbowRocksSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm
        • pink sheep guyMonday, September 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm
          prankster gangsters lolololol
          • LOLWednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:22 am
            • TrinityTuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm
              OMG! They are so cute! But pink I don't like, but this's sheep are super cute!
              • AlaynaTuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2:52 pm
                Are these sheep actually real?
                • abFriday, May 6, 2016 at 10:56 am
                  that is so wierd arnt sheep every coler exceped bright colrs
                  • 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

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