What do the different Colours on sheep mean?
Because sheep don’t have names, the coloured marks are to identify them. So the coloured mark might mean that the sheep has been treated for an injury or illness, or that she is ready to move to another field, or some other reason why you would want to recognise her easily for the next few days.
What is a painted lamb?
Painted Desert sheep are hair sheep with a double coat, and will fully shed their winter coats in the spring. There is no shearing, crutching, or docking of tails required. These sheep are well adapted to winter and summer climates.