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Sheep fight after shearing because they don't recognize one another.
Every flock of sheep has its own hierarchy, and the ranking is determined by a sheep's gender and age. Leaders have superior positions at the feeder or when resting and can influence the behavior of other sheep. The process remains unchanged until shearing, when it sparks a mini-revolution. Along with their distinguishing traits, look, and scent, sheep, lose their position and must compete to determine who is worthy of being at the top.