Polypay Roving American Wool Breed

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Handmade
Made in Plymouth, United Kingdom

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This unique American breeds is actually a cross of some the best sheep America has to offer. The wool takes a dye so beautifully it's a dream for natural dyes like cutch, logwood, mushrooms and floral heads.

Softness scale 4 (+1 to 10-) some may be bothered on delicate parts like abdomen or back if worn against skin.
3-6 inch staple 25-28 micron

Sold in 1ounce/30gm units


Request custom listing for larger orders shipping will be adjusted and you will get 15% discount on 8oz or more total purchases.

THE POLYPAY HISTORY

By APSA.org

The Polypay breed was born out of frustration and a dream. Long-time Idaho sheep man Reed Hulet was frustrated with the production of his family's 600 Idaho range ewes. They needed more productive sheep to make a profit. His dream --to develop a more prolific, better milking and mothering breed of range and farm combination sheep by cross breeding the best sheep available, and selecting for prolificacy and other economic traits. Reed Hulet did not have the resources to develop a new breed of sheep, so he shared his dream with his brother, Dr. Clarence Hulet's experimental breeding plan to reduce breeding seasonality and enhance prolificacy was approved. The dream to produce two lamb crops and one wool crop per year to give sheep producers more profits was on its way to reality!

The fortuitous importation of the Finnsheep with its high prolificacy, early puberty and short gestation; combined with outstanding strains of productive widely adapted, hardy Rambouillets; Targhees with superior fleece quality, large body size and long breeding season; and Dorsets with superior mothering ability, carcass quality, early puberty and long breeding season provided the gene pool needed to develop a more versatile, productive sheep.
In 1968 U.S.S.E.S. crossed the first imported Finnsheep rams on Rambouillet ewes. Large-bodied Dorset rams from North Carolina, California, Oregon and Montana, born as twins or triplets from ewes with outstanding lifetime production, were obtained and crossed on Targhee ewes. The foundation Rambouillet and Targhee ewes were developed by mating two rams of outstanding body size and born and raised as twins on the range. The Finnsheep x Rambouillet (F x R) and Dorset x Targhee (0 x T) born in 1969 were big and exhibited early puberty. The F x R lambs were crossed with D x T lambs to produce the first 4-breed composite in 1970.

Subsequent testing of breeds and crosses established that the 4-breed composite (F x R x D x T) most closely met the prescribed production goals. When the potential of the new composite breed was recognized, Dr. Hulet coined the name "Polypay" in 1975 from "poly" many much or many, and "Pay" to indicate return on investment and labor.

Even before the name was adopted, information on the outstanding performance of the new 4-breed composite spread and interest grew rapidly. Surplus F x R, D x T crosses, and 4-breed composites were purchased at the Annual U.S.S.E.S. Sales 1971-1974 by early Polypay breeders such as George Nicholas, Don Torrell, Rodney Peterson and Reed Hulet. The first "Polypay" ewes and rams were sold 1975-1977 to George Nicholas, Jack Ryan, Reed Hulet, Russel Beattle, Kermit and Sandy Petersen, Charles Kimball, Hall Schulthies and others who shared an interest in developing a more productive breed. The American Polypay Sheep Association was formed in 1980.

Since that time, research at the U.S.S.E.S. has continued. And, hundreds of enthusiastic dedicated Polypay breeders on farms and ranches from Canada to Mexico and throughout the United States have obtained foundation stock from the U.S.S.E.S. or descendants of that stock, and are contributing to the continued development of the Polypay breed.

Pride in their work insures a great future for the breed of tomorrow, here today -POLYPAY made in the USA!!


FAQs

They can be prepped or Raw it's up to you. The listing you have selected is for touch and see samples. They range from 0.1 to 0.25 +/- oz so you get to see what they look and feel like. I do this because I have very rare breeds many people have never touched, seen, or heard of. The larger samples (0.25oz) are the raw so you know how it will wash or scour. These samples are not usually large enough for most people to spin, some use for felting art though, because they only need small amounts.

They can be prepped or Raw it's up to you. The listing you have selected is for touch and see samples. They range from 0.1 to 0.25 +/- oz so you get to see what they look and feel like. I do this because I have very rare breeds many people have never touched, seen, or heard of. The larger samples (0.25oz) are the raw so you know how it will wash or scour. These samples are not usually large enough for most people to spin, some use for felting art though, because they only need small amounts.


Reviews
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great, lovely wool roving Thanks!
Dec 12, 2017 by helenrainbow
Very nice fibre looks as if it will be lovely to spin. many thanks.
Nov 24, 2017 by Rachel Berry

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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Keep in mind all canned goods are heavy glass and are well and safely packed increasing the bulk of your parcel. Yarn orders ship quite nicely with canned goods acting as their own packing media.... Just a helpful hint.


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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Credit/coupon may be given in extenuating and extreme situations.
Full refunds will only be issued if a catastrophic mistake has been made on my end. Like you order 10 8oz jars of Blueberry and I have sent you 6 4oz jars of salsa.

If you don't like the taste I'm sorry.

I test every recipe on family and friends and use description and judgment of them. I do my best to convey these reviews. Rember little 4oz jars are always available very reasonably priced. ”Free Samples” are available only for custom order and require a $20 deposit that will be fully applied to order.


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Any item deemed not as described, wrong product, incorrect style etc are of course available for refund or exchange whenever error is on my part.

Additional policies

Any custom commission order, dye job or knitting project will be detailed and set up privately.

EXOTIC EDIBLES :

“Free Samples” are available for in stock items ONLY. And are noted in listing.

Samples of custom orders are available and require a $20 nonrefundable deposit that will be fully applied to subsequent order.