This is a Scottish Blackface lamb (I kid you not). They are the most common breed of domestic sheep in the UK. This tough and adaptable breed is often found in the more exposed locations, such as the Scottish Highlands, or, in this case , on the Outer Hebrides (this one is on the Isle of Harris). Roughly thirty percent of all sheep in the UK are Scottish Blackface. The Blackface epitomises the mountain sheep. They have long coarse wool that shields them from moisture and biting winds. They are able to survive the harshest winters in the most extreme parts of Great Britain. Blackfaces are horned in both sexes, and as their name suggests, they usually have a black face (but sometimes with white markings), and black legs. This breed is primarily raised for (sshh, in case it hears) meat.
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