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Half-brown, half-white lamb produced from genetic quirk in crossbreeding

When hobby farmer Linda Gleeson saw the unusual colourings of her ewe's new lamb, she simply thought it was "cute".

But after showing friends who grew up on rural properties, she was shocked to find that the half-white and half-brown colouring was quite unique.

"I went out to dinner with some friends who were both sheep farmers when they were kids. And I showed them the picture and one got really excited and sent it away to all her brothers who are still sheep farmers on big farms around NSW," she said.

It's all in the genes.  The lamb is a crossbreed; her mother is a dorper and her father is a wiltipoll.

 

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(ABC News  21/12/2018)