Romney and Corriedale Sheep

On our ranch we have Corriedale and registered Romney Sheep. There will be breeding stock available later on this year along with processed wool.

Corriedale have a long life span, and are hardy and evenly balanced all over the body. Corriedales are docile, easy care mothers, with high fertility. They adapt well to a wide range of climate conditions. Corriedales produce a thick stapled, bulky fleece, which is popular with spinners and can be used for a range of handspun garments, soft enough for baby clothes. The Corriedale fleece is a bright white with good crimp and soft handle and is very even.

The Romney is in general an open-faced breed with long wool that grows over the legs in full.  A Romney may have either a colored or white fleece; we have both here at Disdero Ranch.  Romneys produce a heavy fleece of medium coarseness.  A healthy mature ram can yield at shearing upwards of 10 kg per year.  The Romney fleece is highly valued for hand-spinning and felting and is often recommended to beginners.

My Romney ram Barnes’ lustrous  fleece is especially fine compared to the average Romney and I am looking forward to his lambs this spring.

We process our raw wool into rovings and batts and will have a good selection of both white and natural colors later this year . For more information, contact us.