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Lamb Born Without Fleece in England Gets Bespoke Coat to Keep Warm

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By    |   Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 08:04 AM

A lamb born without a fleece on a farm in Wiltshire, England, was given a fake coat by its owner this week to stay warm.

The male lamb, named Skippy because he looks like a kangaroo to his owner, was abandoned by his mother after birth and was being tended to by farm hands. The lamb, 10 days old as of Tuesday, has been outfitted with a furry white jacket for now, BBC News reported.

"He's just unlucky, but he's doing great," farm hand Sally-Ann Fisher said, according to The Telegraph. "We've made a little jacket for him to wear out of an old jumper to keep him warm at night."

Hannah Park, a representative for the National Sheep Association in England, told the BBC News that it was "not common" for a lamb to be born without a fleece. Peter Orwick, executive director of the American Sheep Industry Association, added that a fleece-less lamb was extremely rare, according to ABC News.

"I've never heard or seen anything like this before," Orwick said.

Skippy, however, found plenty of admirers on social media.






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