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Why do we call bad family members "black sheep"?

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Why do we call bad family members “black sheep”?
Shepherds and sheepowners of old disliked black sheep because they were less valuable on the market than white ones. A “black sheep” in the family has come to be known as a disgraceful member who shames the rest

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