Lamb born at North Yorkshire farm wearing 'face mask'

A North Yorkshire farmer was astonished when a spring lamb was born with its very own 'face mask'.

This time of year marks peak lambing season.

The Lleyn lamb at Robert Hudson's farm has unusual markings that make it appear as if it is wearing a black face mask.

Robert, of Bedale, North Yorkshire, was astonished at the unique mark, especially as the lamb was born in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.

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"They occasionally produce a random black mark, but I have never seen one like this before," he said.

The Lleyn lamb was born in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

"The fact it occurred during a global pandemic where everyone is wearing masks is just unbelievable."

This time of year marks peak lambing season.

The adorable lamb features a very unusual face mark.
The lamb was born at Robert Hudson's farm in North Yorkshire.