Red Sheep of Scotland. This colorful tradition is ages old in Ireland and Scotland, where farmers were painting sheep red, or marking them with color – to make them easier to find.
f you have driven on the M8 in Scotland lately and seen red and blue sheep grazing on the fields, be sure that it’s not a hallucination. Scottish farmer Andrew Jack is the one that has started to paint his sheep in bright red and blue colors to “spice things up” so people could smile on their way to and from work. They are sprayed with animal-friendly paint, something they don’t mind at all, and they will remain colorful until sheared. It all started when the farmer wanted to paint them blue to mark St Andrew’s Day, but now that it has become an attraction in itself, the thought of using other colors as pink has crossed the farmers mind.
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