[Ansteorra-textiles] period sheep breed

Nancy Wederstrandt nweders at mail.utexas.edu
Thu May 16 14:49:33 PDT 2002


A period sheep that's easy to find fleece is the Shetland.  It's northern
european but it comes in a variety of color - some truly lovely..... from
white to grey to brown to black and all the colors in between.  Shetlands
have 16 recognized colors.  It's very soft and very fun to spin.

Others are Icelandic, Southdown (though I think the Babydoll Southdown is
closer to what they looked like), Welsh Mountain, Jacob, and Karakul
(middle eastern).

That should help a little.


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