Scripture Story about animals born with mark

I was asked by someone in the Bible Study I lead if I knew where in the Bible the story about placing cuts on a stick and then putting the stick into their flocks water. Afterwards animals born of the flock would have a mark, these animals were then given by the owner to the man. Does anyone recall where this story is in Scripture.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sounds like a story related about Jacob in Genesis 30:25-43.

I will pass the Scripture along. Hopefully, it will be the one she was trying to recall.

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