Dotty the lamb was rejected by her mother. The unusual looking lamb is a cross between a pure-bred white Dorper ram and a Dorper and Van Rooy ewe. She ended up spotted, much like the John Bolton’s Dalmatian, Zoe.
When Zoe spotted Dotty, she immediately took over parenting duties. John said Zoe took naturally to becoming the lamb’s surrogate mother. “She’s in season at the moment and [was] sort of feeling that mothering instinct at a time when this lamb was there. So it just seemed to be quite a natural thing for her to pick this up and have something to mother.” What a sweet addition to the family!