Norwegian sheep born with corpsepaint

Norwegian lamb with corpsepaint

Photo: Odd Kjetil Liland, Jærmuseet

A lamb of the breed Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace was born on Easter Monday. Nothing special about that really, but what is special is the color pattern of his fur. His look can somehow resemble the traditional corpsepaint look of the Norwegian Black Metal artists you might already be familiar with. The owners named the little lamb for Batlam, from the famous superhero Batman.

The lamb lives in Vitengarden (the Science Farm), which resides in Nærbø, Norway. The farm is a part of Jærmuseet, which is a regional science centre for South-Western Norway and also a regional museum for seven municipalities in Jæren, near Stavanger. In their facilities you will find out about history, culture and industry of Jæren, past and present. And now, you can also visit Batlam!

Norwegian Black Metal lamb / Abbath of Immortal

The lamb somewhat resembles Abbath of Immortal
Photo: Odd Kjetil Liland, Jærmuseet / Jan F. Lindsø, Black Forest Mag

  • Leah Barrows

    Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as Whooooooaaaa!!!

  • georgina walker

    i want this little lamby pie!!i it’s so cute!!

  • Lady Warwick

    should be Abbathlam

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  • Dustin Schultz

    I bet he never gets a glare in his eyes.