But one farmer has come up with a solution – sheep that look like pandas.
Six panda lambs have been born on Windy Gowl Farm in Carlops, Peeblesshire, already this season.
They each have distinctive black rings around their eyes, white faces and a pair of black ears - making them the spitting image of Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas Yang Guang and Tian Tian.
Farmer Jill Noble, 58, said: ‘2011, when we started breeding, was the year of the panda and you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about the new additions to Edinburgh Zoo.
‘That’s when we came up with the idea of creating panda lambs. We knew it would be hard to do because the parent sheep looked nothing like pandas.
‘When they were born and we saw their black eyes we were amazed – it had actually worked! They are completely sweet and very adorable looking.‘