Kirkcowan vampire lamb creates a stir online

Vampire lamb
Vampire lamb

When Chris and Ricky Smyth welcomed the vampire addition to their smallholding and posted its photo on their ‘Barony Coloured Ryelands’ (the flock name) Facebook page, they didnt expect it would go viral.

But several million views later and not only has the unuspecting creature’s face been retweeted, shared and emailed around the globe but an American author, Angie Jones, has created a children’s character based on it!

Chris said: “It is almost without doubt, the most widely viewed picture of a Ryeland sheep ever!”