Our newest flock ram, Foreman, produced a brilliant white fleece. Although Foreman is four years old, his wool bears resemblance to lambs' wool, with its relative fineness, tight crimp, and much of it laying in locks. His fleece washes up a bright white with high luster; it is our whitest fleece.
Foreman was sheared on February 4, 2010. His previous shearing was in the middle of 2009 ... with less than a full year of growth, the staple length is 3 to 4 inches.
We are looking forward to his fleece next year which will be a full years' worth of wool growth (likely over six inch staple length).