Remember I was wondering before if my sheep had “spectacles”- one sign of a copper deficiency? Well, check out my darkest ewe lamb, who was born last spring with a very black head, deep chocolate body and black “penciling” on her legs.

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As she matured over the summer, she faded quite a bit, to where there was only a suggestion of black on her face. The first picture of her is in October, right when I started feeding the copper supplement. The second two pictures are after three months of eating supplemental copper. I think she is quite a bit darker, with less prominent spectacles.

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