To give you a more definitive idea of what to expect from our upcoming 2010 shearing, we have posted recent photos of wool-under-the-coat for our Romney and Romney-cross sheep. You can see the photos by clicking on the sheep's name in the list to the right. Each member has two sample photos of the fleece after the coat has been removed: (1) outside appearance of the fleece, and (2) parted wool. The captions for the photos also give information on predicted staple length ranges (at the February 2010 shearing) and a description of the color ranges.
The outside appearance pics show the color which can be expected on the outside ¼ to ½-inch of the fibers. You can also see the presence of the soft nubbins on the lambs. An example is shown below, from our lamb, Cathy. You can see the Moorit (true brown) tendencies she inherited from her mother, Carrie.
Outside Appearance of Cathy's Fleece