Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bluefaced Leicester Wool

The Bluefaced Leicester is very distinct with its Roman nose, long, upright earset, and deep blue skin contrasted with soft, white, semi-lustre wool. They have a clean head/face, legs, and belly (free of wool).The BFL is classified as a Longwool breed. It is one of the three Leicester breeds of sheep… the English Leicester Longwool, the Border Leicester, and the Bluefaced Leicester.

Blue Faced Leicester wool has excellent qualities for hand spinning, is fine and dense with a good luster. The long locks are well suited to combing. The Blue Faced Leicester fleece is highly prized for its likeness to mohair.

Sherlock our BFL and Adrian one of our Shetlands

No comments:

Post a Comment