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    This Wild and Wonderful World of Ours! πŸ‘ Warning! High Cuteness Level!

    Introducing.........The Valais Blacknose Sheep.....



    With their fluffy white fur, sheep are already cute animals, but one breed from Switzerland takes the cute factor up a notch. The Valais Blacknose is a domestic sheep that originates from the mountainous state of Valais. Though they have been documented since the 15th century, it wasn’t until 1962 that they became a standardized breed. These days, they’re not only known for their adorable appearance but also their winning personality.



    In fact, Valais Blacknose sheep have become quite fashionable and are in high demand. They make wonderful pets due to their friendly disposition and calm nature. But, of course, it’s their appearance that really sets them apart. Their distinctive black faces are set off by the white curls of their wool. Aside from their face, they also have black ears, knees, hocks, and feet. To top things off, both males and females have spiral horns.




    Bred for both meat and wool, they make nearly 9 pounds of wool per head every year. As their wool is extremely coarse, it’s typically used for carpets and felt. Though for centuries the Valais Blacknose could only be found in Switzerland, in recent years they’ve been imported into other countries.



    In 2014, they were imported into the UK and can now be found across the country. Breeding programs are also underway in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia with the hopes of importing the breed to those countries. In the United States, however, this means crossbreeding to eventually get as pure a breed as possible, as USDA rules don’t allow for the importation of live sheep or European sheep embryos.




    Hope y’all have a wonderful day!
    Last edited by Star lover; Yesterday, 02:57 AM.
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    #2
    You're right about the cuteness, Anita. Thanks. Gina

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      #3
      makes you sort of want one, huh?
      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
      Terry

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        #4
        I haven't seen these before. They really are cute! Thanks for sharing.

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          #5
          They are adorable!
          Katrina
          β€œNothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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            #6
            They are just adorable! I like sheep anyway but these take the prize. I like the pic of the one sticking his tongue out.

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            • MSN
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              That one made me giggle.

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            Here are my little lambs, I wrote a message on the back for the parents for the baby shower this coming Saturday. Of course there was a baby quilt in the package.
            Katrina
            β€œNothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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              #8
              Love these lil' guys! Thanks for sharing.

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