Thursday, January 20, 2011


As anyone can see the above mid-side samples of two Shetland ram lambs aren't Merino in type. Nor are they BFL or Cheviot in type. The left sample is Wintertime Grasshopper(polled spotted fawn katmoget twin sired by Sheltrgpines Bug and out of V Creek Princess Buttercup). The right sample is Wintertime Waterbug(grey scurred single sired by Sheltrgpines Bug and out of Owl Hill Lady Grey). Micron testing is being down down at Texas A & M.

On the righthand side is Winter Sky Khan(Wintertime Black Forrest X Winter Sky Khaya)...polled moorit krunet single. On the left is Wintertime Barqs who is a moorit gulmoget polled ram sired by Wintertime Black Forrest and out of Wintertime Ruby. The tips of his fleece actually felted under his coat due to a LOT of roughhousing with the other polled boys in his pen, so they were removed.
The bottom line is there is absolutely nothing in the world (including Cormo)that is as exciting to us as truly fine-wooled Shetland fiber. It is a joy to produce and work with.