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white sheep

One who is dutiful and obedient, the opposite of a rebellious "black sheep." Everyone likes me because I'm the white sheep of the family. The same cannot be said for my wild cousin Nathan!
See also: sheep, white
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Debouillet (deh-boo-lay) A white sheep developed in the United States by breeding Rambouillet and Delaine Merino sheep.
Columbia The Columbia is a white sheep developed in The United States in the early 1900s (see Figure 12-15).
Corriedale (cohr-e-ah-dal) The Corriedale is a white sheep that originated in New Zealand in the late 1800s (see Figure 12-16).