Then Jacob took fresh sticks of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the white of the sticks. He set the sticks that he had peeled in front of the flocks in the troughs, that is, the watering places, where the flocks came to drink. And since they bred when they came to drink, the flocks bred in front of the sticks and so the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted. And Jacob separated the lambs and set the faces of the flocks toward the striped and all the black in the flock of Laban. He put his own droves apart and did not put them with Laban’s flock. Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding, Jacob would lay the sticks in the troughs before the eyes of the flock, that they might breed among the sticks, but for the feebler of the flock he would not lay them there. So the feebler would be Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. Thus the man increased greatly and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys. (Gen. 30:37-43)
The marked flock contains three kinds: the spotted, the speckled, and the striped. These are all those contained in the strong flocks of Jacob. This is the Adamic humanity set aside at once for deliverance and destruction. The spotted bear the sign of promise, the speckled bear the sign of rejection, and the striped bear the sign of healing. As it is written, By the stripes they are healed (Is. 53:5). The drink the mating flocks consume is the lifeblood of Abel, the gardener. It is the drink that cried out from the ground to the LORD. It is now the philter of the Adamic flocks. The sticks represent the ancient ribcage of Eden, which was preserved for the preserving of the Adamic flocks.
The plain flock is the Cainite humanity, the weaker lot. These are the flocks of the descendent of Cain, Laban. Because of their weakness, they are culled from the flocks of Jacob and sent into the land of perishing. These are the ones gathered only to be scattered per mundi labyrinthum. Rachel referred to these when she exclaimed, “Behold, the LORD has taken away my disgrace.”