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Gotland Sheep Raw Wool
It stands to reason that exceptional quality sheep produce exceptional wool. Fleece quality is one of four standards of excellence we breed for, and it shows.
Genetics impact wool characteristics, as do nutrition, health, age, and gender. Generally speaking, virgin lambswool is the softest, and has the finest micron count, so it usually goes for a premium price. Lambswool, not first clip, is also premium, although not always as downy fine as virgin. There are exceptions to this, some is good fortune, some bloodlines, and some have a higher degree of New Zealand genetics which tend to produce loftier fleeces.
99.7071% yearling Gotland ewe
With Swedish Sindarve Bla and New Zealand genetics, Inga's fleece is soft and thick, nice looping curls, light gray, pretty luster, and a little lofty. Staples range five to six inches throughout. $30/lb.
98.6303% yearling Gotland ewe
Swedish and New Zealand genetics, Heida's fleece is thick and wavy with looping curls, light-medium gray with nice luster. Staples run five to six inches throughout. $30/lb
98.8281% Swedish Gotland lambswool, virgin and second shearing.
With Kalder Lakris Swedish genetics, Helenor's fleece is jaw-dropping amazing. Her virgin wool is highly lustrous, with dense, rich dark gray curls, and easily seven inch staples throughout. It's stunning. Her second cut is also incredible, slightly lighter. "Wow!" is what every fleece customer and breeder says when they see Helenor's fleece. The only reason I have any left is because I haven't wanted to sell it!
93.750% Swedish lambswool
With Swedish Ztarke genetics, Fiorella's lambswool and second shearing were both downy soft and wavy, looping, jet-black curls. Her lambswool sold immediately, I have one pound left of her second shear. $30/lb
97.0704% Swedish and New Zealand genetics
With predominantly NZ genetics, Haelee's fleece is soft, silky, and lofty every year. Lustrous as well, it looks like silk. She is a registered white Gotland ewe, her fleece is popular for dyeing. $30/lb. SOLD OUT
96.4845% Swedish lambswool
Despite the fact that her pedigree is nearly all Swedish, she has a little bit of