The Targhee sheep are a cross breed between Corriedale, Rambouillet, and Lincoln sheep. This breed satisfied the three-quarter fine and one-quarter long demand and are also known as a "comeback" sheep. Very soft fiber around 20-21 micron count.
The Suffolk are the result of crossing Southdown rams and Norfolk Horned ewes. Mature weights for Suffolk rams range from 250 to 350 pounds and ewe weights vary from 180 to 250 pounds. The fleeces are considered medium wool type with a fiber diameter of 25.5 to 33.0 microns and a spinning count of 48 to 58.
Bluefaced Leicester... New for 2017!
We are excited about our new additions of rams and ewes. Wonderful handspinning qualities of their wool! Hoping to have lambs available for purchase in 2018. Wool will be available summer of 2017.
The Bluefaced Leicester is of the English Longwool type and originated near Hexham in the county of Northumberland, England, during the early 1900's. The breed was originally developed to use in the production of high quality crossbred ewes which were pastured in the neighboring hills of the region. They originated from Border Leicester individuals selected for the blue face (white hairs on black skin) and finer fleeces. They are found primarily in Northern England, Scotland and Wales.
The average weight for mature rams is approximately 250 lbs (115 kg) with adult ewes weighing 175 lbs (80 kg). The prolificacy of the breed is good with the lambing percentage from mature ewes being reported to range from 220 to 250 percent. The wool is classed as demi-luster and fine. The average fleece weight is 2 to 4.5 pounds (1-2 kg), staple length is 8 to 15 cm and quality is 56's to 60's. These wool qualities appear to be passed on to the crossbred offspring.
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