Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fleece samples

Fleece samples are not yet in the mail to Texas A&M, but I did manage to snap photos of all ten to show you. There isn't a single one I wouldn't be delighted to keep and spin myself, but it is equally satisfying to sell them to others to enjoy. All have been coated except Bart. Below each photo is the call name of the sheep hot-linked to its NASSA pedigree, and the fleece's availability. (All photos will biggify if you click on them.)

Annabelle; sold.

Bart (wether - twin sister's pedigree linked); sold.

Blake; sold.

Bonny; sold.

Bramble; sold.

Browning (wether - twin sister's pedigree linked); available.

Bunker, sold.

Cadbury; sold.

Marta; sold.

Sarai; sold.

That's it for now from . . .

16 comments:

Nancy K. said...

They're beautiful Michelle! I love that you've got decent staple lengths (4 to 5 inches) on fine, crimpy fleece. I really like Bart's. How old is he? The reason I ask is the white 'root' area. I'm wondering if he's a yearling and was born black/turning light grey.

Michelle said...

Thanks, Nancy; I'm very happy with them - and very indebted to some wonderful breeders who have been doing this longer than I have and have made it possible for me to acquire some quality stock. Bart is a yearling who was born grey bersugget and is indeed turning light grey.

Laura said...

Are you keeping any for yourself? Nice fleeces by the way!

Laura said...

Are you keeping any for yourself? Nice fleeces by the way!

Black Sheep said...

Oh how beautiful! I see them and can picture so many many possibilities.. at least I get to look.. and dream.. and drool.. LOVELY Fleece.. Each and every one.
Black Sheep

Sharrie said...

Great pictures, Michelle, of you beautiful coated fleece samples. Would that mine were coated.

Tombstone Livestock said...

They all look great Michelle. Easy to see why so many are spoken for.

Kim said...

It's great to see posts about fleece since I am just starting down this path with sheep.

Jody said...

Wow...I am really impressed with the fineness of some of your fleeces...Very nice :-)

Garrett808 said...

Bart's fleece looks way awesome considering he doesn't LOOK as crimpy from a distance. SO there I learned something new :)

And Sarai was sheared March 9, 2011 so that's a lot of fleece for a gal like her! I'm loving her fleece. A lot. Maybe I need to repeat that breeding haha.

great fleeces overall! you should be proud!

Michelle said...

No, Laura, none for me this year. Since sheep aren't selling well, I need the income from the fleeces to meet tax requirements. Besides, I still have Marta's and Cadbury's hoggett fleeces from last year to play with, VM-filled though they are. THEY (plus Inky) were the three who were sheared in July; Sarai came already sheared. (Sorry about that, Garrett! I forgot!)

Garrett, Bart had a consistent, crimpy fleece as a lamb, and has retained that crimp always. But you're right - he has a BIG fleece that doesn't look from any distance like it would be so nice!

Thank-you all for your kind compliments! Like I said, most of these are sheep from other breeders who have very generously made it possible for me to acquire some quality stock - like Annabelle, Bunker, Sarai, Cadbury and Marta. I look forward to producing wonderful "Boulderneigh" sheep with them as fine-fleeced foundation stock!

Marie said...

Those are all wonderful fleeces!! Congratulations on such a wonderful flock you have put together!

Laura said...

We have to talk about Bart's when I get there Sunday... I think I need it!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Gorgeous! I do not need more wool. I do not need more wool. I do not need more wool... ;-)

Michelle said...

Sara: You do not prefer fine wool. You do not prefer fine wool. You do not prefer fine wool.... ;-)

Michelle said...

Like another hole in your head! ;-)