Lambs will be available Sping 2019 ! Reserve yours now ! $100 Deposit.
Ram was 1st Place Longwool Fleece at the 2018 Maryland Sheep Show !
Our Liecester Longwool sheep are regristed decendants for 17th Century stock that was brought over from Greart Britain prior to the American Revolution. The Leicester Longwool is an English breed of sheep. Alternative names for the breed include: Leicester, Bakewell Leicester, Dishley Leicester, English Leicester, Improved Leicester and New Leicester. The fleece of the Leicester Longwool is prized by hand spinners and crafters for its curl, soft handle, and lustrous beauty. The fleece generally weighs from 11-18 pounds, although heavier fleeces have been recorded. The wool has an evenness of length with a spiral tipped staple length of up to 14 inches in twelve months growth. The wool dyes exceptionally well, maintaining the purity of color; the natural luster still shines through. This premium wool is very versatile, working well for combing for worsted products, carding for woolen products, and felting projects. The Leicester can be shorn twice per year. The Leicester Longwool is a medium to large polled breed with a high quality carcass, whose poll is well covered with locks of wool. Mature rams weigh 200-300 pounds and ewes weigh 150-200 pounds. Our sheep are white and in color.
Colonial Williamsburg holds similiar sheep in their rare breeds program.
It is now one of Britain's rarest breeds, categorised as "endangered" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, since fewer than 500 registered breeding females remain in the United Kingdom.
Leicester Longwool Sheep - Reg.
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