sheep is PINK after shearing?!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TeamChaos, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    We sheared our sheep last night with a brand new lister clipper with the wizard blade. Our little girl jacob looks very pink along her spine this morning and I can't get close enough to see if it's color on the wool (??) or the skin underneath. We sheared in the evening so there is no way she got sunburned between 9 p.m. when I put her up and 8 a.m. when I brought her out. What happened?
  2. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Martin, CA
    Maybe she got a little razor burn? My white Finn was a bit pink looking after his 1st sheering a few months ago, didn't seem to be a problem. I think Jacobs are fab btw!
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    My FACE should be red after posting about this.... so, it turns out that the oil in her newly shorn wool must've made the barn paint rub off on her. I noticed the areas growing redder and redder... exactly on her itchy spots! I caught her rubbing her butt and spine up and down one of the old gate posts and, sure enough, she rubbed paint on to herself. Oh, I am soooo new to this! ha ha ha ha
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008

    I can see myself doing the same thing (thinking there was something wrong... not rubbing my back on gate posts).
  5. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    It must feel good to rub on gateposts, she's nearly blaze orange now [​IMG] Ah well, I'm never without a reason to laugh around here (99 % of the time it's at myself). Valuable lesson: when diagnosing skin conditions, try to match the color to any painted homestead feature first.
  6. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Thanks for the giggle.

    and, it's better you asked a question when you first noticed something than wait until something simple became serious.

    (it's still funny, though lol)

  7. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009

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