Lamb made to order

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This lamb called ‘Bruce Lee’ is a hit with Chinese tourists in Glenorchy.

Pictured in the arms of Dart River Jet’s Katherine Cahill with visitors (from left) Jai Zhuang, Yajai Guo and Yi Zhuang, Bruce was specially bred on Rees Valley Station for Chinese New Year - the Year of the Sheep, which began on Thursday.

A local farmer tested several ewes for Dart, hoping to inseminate a number to create a flock of woolly little lovelies for the auspicious Asian occasion - but only Bruce’s mum fell pregnant.

Born five weeks ago, Bruce has already been photographed hundreds of times, Cahill says.

The lamb returns to his mum every night, she adds.

frank@scene.co.nz