Wensleydale longwool top spinning fiber Skittles
Wensleydale sheep are a long wool with excellent luster. They are a British breed developed in Northern Yorkshire with long lustrous wool which has a purl or curl to it. The breed began development in the early 1800's by crossing a Dishley Leicester ram named Bluecap with a now extinct River Tees region breed. Bluecap stamped his genetics on the breed imparting his dark skin, fleece type, and large size 440+ pounds.
They are good milkers with ewes birthing 2-3 lambs at a time. They are a dual purpose breed with good weighted market lambs and a stunning lustrous fleece weighing 13-19 pounds with a 32-34 micron count
The Wensleydale breed was a contributor to the development of the Blue Faced Leicester or BFL sheep breed.
Approximately 4 ounces