Suffolk · Wool Breed

Wool Breed: Suffolk

  Image from http://www.raisingsheep.net History: The Suffolk sheep became a recognized breed in 1810 from crossing Southdown rams with old-style Norfolk Horn ewes per the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook. The first documented import to North America was made in 1888. Fleece Facts: Size:  Ram: 275-400 pounds  Ewe: 200-300 pounds Horns: Hornless Fleece Weight:  4-8 pounds… Continue reading Wool Breed: Suffolk

Harlequin Sheep · Wool Breed

Wool Breed: Miniature Harlequin Sheep

I recently received a lovely bit of wool from one of my Instagram spinning mates.  The wool came from Harley, a Harlequin sheep that lives on a small family farm, not too far from her. Harley had quite a bit of chaff in his locks.  Probably from lazy, sunny afternoons, napping in the fields, then… Continue reading Wool Breed: Miniature Harlequin Sheep