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Lamb born on Valentine's Day has a distinctive mark on his head

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A South Alabama cattle ranch welcomed a newborn lamb on Valentine’s Day.

In a Facebook post, C-4 Cattle Co. — a family-operated Texas Longhorn Ranch based in Grand Bay — shared how the lamb had a special marking on his head.

The lamb (pictured) was born with a white patch of hair that looks like a heart on his head, and as the company says, “How perfect!?!”

According to ranch owners, the lamb was part of a set of twins and was the only one with the marking.

The other twin reportedly “looks nothing like him.”

Ranch owners are looking to name the baby lamb with the heart on his head ‘Valentine’ in the spirit of the holiday.

Valentine and his brother, to be named Cupid, are registered Katahdin flock, according to owners.

“Katahdin sheep are a breed of hair sheep developed in the United States,” Oklahoma State University’s website states. “The Katahdin breed originated at the Piel Farm in north central Maine, where Michael Piel was an innovator and amateur geneticist who enjoyed raising livestock.

“His first intentions related to establishing a sheep enterprise were to use sheep to graze power lines instead of spraying or mowing the vegetation. He then developed other ideas on how to employ sheep for land management.”

In 1985, Katahdin Hair Sheep International was incorporated as a breeders’ association, according to OSU’s site.

The birth of this sheep makes the mother, Chocolate Milk, a first-time mom.


Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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