Sitting Sheep: Day Four

The sheep of Meadowlark Farm are not wool sheep but hair sheep.

They do not have to be sheared; they gradually shed their hairy coats (note the “cape” on the brown ewe above).

Hair sheep not only eliminate the cost and trauma of shearing, they are resistant to parasites and tend to be better mothers.

Shepherds are reportedly flocking to hair sheep.

Who wool be next?

5 thoughts on “Sitting Sheep: Day Four

  1. You always learn something new. Hair, can that be used for wigs? I remember when our neighbor- the farmer- was killing a pig, after its death, they will scold it and then brush out the hair off its skin and sell it…already at this time 1945/46 to the Chinese.

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