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'Wooliest' sheep survives unshorn for 6 years

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Two farmers in Australia's island state of Tasmania have found what they believe is a six-year-old sheep that has never been shorn.

http://www.telegraph...-six-years.html

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Man, he could survive at the north pole with that much wool.

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Poor thing...I hope they immediately shaved him down.

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Aye... a visit to the baa-baa shop is looking like a must. Poor wee lamb (sheep).

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So sheep are dependent on humans to shear their wool?

I guess I never really thought about it. If born and raised in the wild, sheep will be unable to see and live a rather ugly life.

Usually when we think of an animal living without the human touch, we think of a much better lifestyle.

But I guess, living blind and uncomfortable in the wild would still be better than becoming a human meal.

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So sheep are dependent on humans to shear their wool?

I guess I never really thought about it. If born and raised in the wild, sheep will be unable to see and live a rather ugly life.

Usually when we think of an animal living without the human touch, we think of a much better lifestyle.

But I guess, living blind and uncomfortable in the wild would still be better than becoming a human meal.

Just a thought, maybe we bred them to be extra wooly? cant imagine evolution giving animals such a disadvantage as 'too much' wool

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Just a thought, maybe we bred them to be extra wooly?

Exactly, in a more wild state (genetically speaking) they simply don't produce that much wool.

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Just a thought, maybe we bred them to be extra wooly? cant imagine evolution giving animals such a disadvantage as 'too much' wool

That's what I was thinking, however I don't really know for sure.

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Tazmania??? REALLY?? is that somewhere in Europe, maybe near Austria?

Or is it Tasmania, in Australia!!

Edited by First-time Human

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Exactly, in a more wild state (genetically speaking) they simply don't produce that much wool.

Yes it's breeding. Most domesticated dogs wouldn't fare well in the wild either because of how we've modified their form(s) over generations.

Tazmania??? REALLY?? is that somewhere in Europe, maybe near Austria?

Or is it Tasmania, in Australia!!

LOL - It's at the ass end of the planet :)

https://www.google.com/maps/@-41.4214865,148.5585659,7z

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Cute sheep! :P

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I wonder if the sheep's name is Bully?

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I wonder if the sheep's name is Bully?

Nope, they called it....Shaun! LMAO! :w00t:

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So sheep are dependent on humans to shear their wool?

I guess I never really thought about it. If born and raised in the wild, sheep will be unable to see and live a rather ugly life.

Usually when we think of an animal living without the human touch, we think of a much better lifestyle.

But I guess, living blind and uncomfortable in the wild would still be better than becoming a human meal.

So it would be better to be eaten alive by wolves or bears?

That inner wool really looked nice though didn't it? I'd like a sweater mad from that lil guy.

Edited by OverSword
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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn -

https://uk.news.yaho...25.html#QXTwX26

Edited by Still Waters
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So it would be better to be eaten alive by wolves or bears?

That inner wool really looked nice though didn't it? I'd like a sweater mad from that lil guy.

I think having a chance to live free would be better than just waiting in line to be butchered. But sheep may not mind.

I agree on the inner wool. Wow! that looked great.

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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn -

https://uk.news.yaho...25.html#QXTwX26

Hope they kept the wool separate from other wool. I'm guessing they could sell it for more with the media coverage.

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Yep, true.

Shaun the Sheep has now been shorn and had a check up at the Vets. He's going to be kept as a pet.

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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn -

https://uk.news.yaho...25.html#QXTwX26

wow 23.5 kilos of wool! I bet thats a weight of his ...back

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So now that makes him...

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SheepSquatch

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I must obtain that wool O_O

I shall have the warmest sweater ever!!

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So Shrek still has the world record.

http://finnfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/shrek-sheep.html

Although I think the real record is how he managed go 6 years in New Zealand without being molested.

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