valais sheep

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Valais blacknosed sheep. Although the earliest mention of it dates back to 1400, this large, docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962. It has adapted particularly well to life in the high Swizz mountains and grazes even on the steepest, stoniest slopes. The black patches on its nose, eyes, ears, knees, hocks and feet and otherwise light woolly coats make it quite unmistakeable.

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i love valais blacknose sheep. they look like whimsical fantasy creatures.

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We appreciate your patience as we sort through all the submissions.  Let these Valais Blacknoses set a good example. 
(Photo by Ding.  Taken at the Sloterpark petting zoo.  35mm film, Kodak Portra 160.)