This fleece weighs approximately 4 pounds 9 ounces. It is from #225, a purebred BFL (Blue-faced Leicester) ewe who is about 3 years old.
Having a lot of fleeces to sell, I haven’t examined this fleece. I'll check it out before I confirm your interest in it and let you know more about it. It is white, but extremely dirty. I'll wash a small piece of it to let you know if it cleans up, otherwise I will offer it at a discount.
First person who emails about it has first dibs. Once you have asked about a fleece, I’ll change the listing to a custom order or deactivate it to give you a chance to consider it carefully.
Blue-Faced Leicester wool has a "purl" which looks like curls, not a crimp. BFLs have an light oil type of lanolin, compared to the heavy grease of Merinos. White fleeces may have some staining at the tips.
The fleece has not been skirted, and although it is mostly free of manure, it has some VM on the neck and back. The tips are sometimes tender, because we get 100" of rain a year. The handle is excellent.
Please ask for a custom order for your fleece choices, sending me your address so that I can give you an exact price. I'll quote both UPS and USPS, then make you a custom order. You may decline to order freely, or ask for second dibs if someone else has asked before you.
Raw fleeces have not been skirted before weighing, so the weight is approximate. Weather permitting, I lay them on the skirting table and remove the most offensive parts, giving them a good shake, then reweigh. May I suggest using your skirtings for mulch, in the garden or even in houseplants, to keep the soil healthy and conserve water.
2017 Fleeces were shorn in August. 2016 fleeces are sometimes available also. Buy both to make a large sweater and ask me for a discount.
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