Two of a Kind

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Barbados Blackbelly Sheep are hair sheep. The breed was imported from Barbados by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1904. Years of crossbreeding with domestic sheep followed. In recent years several Blackbelly breeders began striving to return the breed to its original color and conformation characteristics, but the genetic base has remained small.

Two of a Kind is a portrait of adorable Barbados Blackbelly twins from the farm of conscientious breeders in south Texas.

20 x 20
Oil on Canvas