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The first photo is Ziva, a black - going silver ewe, bred to lamb in early spring. She is darker at her skin. Second photo is James, third is Jensen, and fourth is Jessica. Fifth is Bette.


ABOUT THIS PACKAGE

This is for one pound of wool from this ewe and that's it. Pay now to ensure your pound from this girl at her next shearing. For a more extensive package that includes discounts, photos, more wool and first option on this ewe's lambs' fleeces at the Fall 2012 shearing, please see this listing:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91700918/csa-wool-package-navajo-churro-ewe-with


ABOUT NAVAJO CHURROS

Navajo Churro sheep are the descendants of the sheep brought to the New World by the Spanish. They are wonderful hardy sheep, mid-sized, light weight and athletic.

Their wool is low grease, meaning there is more wool in the pound you buy than there is with many other breeds. Their wool is high luster (the browns are less so). The fleece is double coated, with the outer coat growing longer than the inner, creating the characteristic draping. The wool has no crimp. It is very durable, and used in traditional Navajo weavings. The wool is typically used for weaving and felting. Lamb's wool is softer and deeper in color.

Most Navajo Churros fade with age, changing shade from year to year. Some colors also experience sun bleaching, sometimes adding gold, red, and purple highlights to the fleece. Most Navajo Churros have darker wool against their skin, but usually not as dark as their points (face and legs) after the age of 2. Some Navajo Churros have different color inner and outer coats, suck as a cream outer coat with a charcoal under coat. The coats can be separated in processing or spun together.


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Choose any ewe in this shop - CSA "No Frills" Package - One pound of wool from Spring 2012 shearing

Overview

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  • Materials: wool, hay, feed, sunshine, fresh air, dirt, grass
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