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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  • RoseSaturday, April 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm
    Wow pink sheep more prankster gangsters now days
    • Pink Sheep LifeThursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:34 am
      LOL million more prankster gansters
      • pink sheepTuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:45 am
        lol more prankster gangsters
        • bekahboo
          bekahbooFriday, March 24, 2017 at 5:40 am
          omgosh I am freaking out right now!!
          • 9catsin
            9catsinFriday, March 10, 2017 at 7:22 am
            omg go sheep!! lol im a cat person #sheepcat (=^.^=)
            • omgMonday, October 17, 2016 at 8:39 am
              • :3Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:10 am
                I want want sheep but its PINK (=^.^=)
                • 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
                      OMG LOL ITS SO COOL I LOVE IT

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