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Ewe all want the same? Sheep get accidental dye job after rubbing red feeder

Hilarious photos show a flock of rare sheep who have accidentally dyed their hair pink. See SWNS story SWLNsheep. The group of rare Swiss Valais sheep should have white heads and black faces, but now they have accidentally dyed their hair.
A flock of sheep at a farm in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, sport their new pink haircuts. (SWNS)

A flock of sheep have been left sporting a hair-raising new look after an accident involving some paint and a feeder.

The group of rare Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep, were inadvertently given a pink dye job.

The new look was created after their sheep feeder was painted red at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Every time the sheep rubbed their heads on it while eating, the paint would come off in their wool on their heads.

The set of ewes have been dubbed "the pink ladies".

Photos taken by staff at the farm show the sheep in their pen showing off their new look.

Farmer Richard Nicolson, 56, said: "We've never had anything like this happen before.

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Hilarious photos show a flock of rare sheep who have accidentally dyed their hair pink. See SWNS story SWLNsheep. The group of rare Swiss Valais sheep should have white heads and black faces, but now they have accidentally dyed their hair.
The rare Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep got their new haircuts from a painted feeder. (SWNS)

“We got them a new creep feeder in a jolly red colour and suddenly started to notice their fleece turning pink as they rubbed against it to get the food.

"Somehow they've rubbed their heads against the red sheep feeder and now they've got a pink rinse basically.

"I think all of ours visitors do a double take, I don't think they expect to see pink-headed sheep in our field."

Initially, Mr Nicolson thought the dye was from markers on the wool normally used to indicate when a sheep has had medicine.

"So when I first saw them, I assumed that some of the other farmers had been marking them and they had marked their heads," he said.

"But obviously it turned out that it was nothing to do with that, and it was to do with our new sheep feeder that we've bought."

The animals are unaffected by the accidental dye job and staff hope that either the rain will wash the colour off or it will grow out.