2015 Wool Fleece

Reservations now being taken.

Email robin@nistockfarms.com with requests or questions about our reservation process.

For any folks who have emailed me concerning fleece and not gotten a reply......... please check your spam filter/file for my email and/or resend your email and include a phone number. I answer ALL emails - usually within a day - so if you don't get an answer it's because your question or my reply has gone into limbo.

This year fleeces are being sold pretty much UNSKIRTED.  I'll pull off anything really dreadful, but otherwise the fleece will reach you intact and needing to be skirted, especially if you are going to turn around and send it to a mill.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our non-Cotswold sheep are jacketed during hay feeding season to provide the discriminating handspinner with beautiful fiber free of vegetation.  Even uncoated Cotswold fleeces will contain very little VM.  Fleeces may be purchased whole or divided in half. Half fleeces are always divided from head to tail. The bred ewe flock is shorn in early March.  Unbred animals are shorn later during April as the weather and time alllows.  Following shearing, fleeces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved. A charge of $20 per fleece will positively hold a particular fleece for you. This fee will be applied to the final purchase price of the fleece. Final price is determined by fleece weight. Expected fleece weights are listed with each fleece. If a flaw is discovered in a reserved fleece, I will email you as soon as it's discovered.

Free samples - small lock of the fleece - may be requested to confirm color.

Note: If you are outside of the USA, please check with your country's regulations regarding importing RAW fleece prior to purchasing from us. And, additional shipping charges will likely apply.

See our Questions & Answers page to address the more common fleece and wool questions.


Colored Fine Wool

Colored Medium Wool

Colored Long Wool

Colored Cotswold Wool



White Medium Wool

Name
Breed

Approx.

Staple Length

Comments

Cessna

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Cotswold/B. Leic.

 

5.0"

Wow! Bold crimp, good length and luster. Placed Champion Market Fleece at 2011 NY State Fair.   Coated.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-10 lbs. To be shorn in late April.

Cessna's 2015 fleece is reserved for Channing H.

Gooseberry

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn/B. Leic.

5.5"

Nice firm crimp, good length and some luster. A very pretty, medium grade fleece. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Gooseberry's 2015 fleece is reserved for Jennifer G.

Half Gooseberry's 2015 fleece is reserved for Monique Z.

Snowflake

(ewe)

B. Leic./Ramb./Finn

4.5"

OK, the picture is not that flattering. I sent her fleece to the new owner without taking a picture and only had fiber from the uncoated neck to take pics of. Duh. Still, you can see the nice firm crimp, good length and some luster. This is a springy, dense fleece with nice lock structure. (And what a great example of uncoated wool being dirtier than coated ones, like Gooseberry above.)  Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.

Half Snowflake's 2015 fleece is reserved for Jennifer G.

Half Snowflake's 2015 fleece is reserved for Debra K.

Angel

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn

5.0"

Angelique's last lamb, she takes her mother's place in the flock. This fleece is definately on the fine side of medium. Almost a fine, but not quite. Super soft and crimpy. Good luster for the fineness. Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb.

Half Angel's 2015 fleece is reserved for Monique Z.

Half Angel's 2015 fleece is reserved for Shiralyn Y.

Daisy

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Cotswold/Bor.Leic.

Pic coming soon.

5.5"

A classic medium grade fleece with firm crimp and nice length for the grade. Coated.  $15.00 per pound.  To be shorn in late April. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.

Daisy's 2015 fleece is available.

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Marshmallow

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn/Cotswold

fleece sample Marshmallow

5.0"

Crimpy, crimpy!  On the far fine end of medium grade, soft, skinny little locks, a bit cream colored.  Coated.  $18.00 per pound.  To be shorn in late April.  Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.

** First shearing.

Marshmallow's 2015 fleece is reserved for Elle Lynn S.

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Macaroon

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn/Cotswold

Pic coming soon.

5.0"

Medium grade, soft, a bit cream colored. Coated.  $18.00 per pound.  To be shorn in late April.  Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.

** First shearing.

Macaroon's 2015 fleece is reserved for Charlene Q.

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Wee Little Guy

(ram)

Bor.Leic./CVM/Ramb.

Pic coming soon.

5.0"

Wee Little Guy is a small ram who had a rough start in life but is now hale and hearty and very sweet.  Too small to make a sensible breeding ram, he is instead a companion for the big rams and a fleece producer.  On the heavier end of medium grade.  I almost put him in the long category due to a wide crimp but the fleece handles more like a soft medium.  Nice luster for the grade.  Coated.  $15.00 per pound.  To be shorn in late April.  Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb.

Wee Little Guy's 2015 fleece is available.







White Long Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments

Tahiti

(ewe)

Cotswold/B. Leicester/CVM/Ramb.

6.0"

Daughter of Pearl, this fleece has the luster and crimp of a long wool, but is softer and somewhat shorter like a medium grade, but I kept it in the Long Wool category. The crimp is quite pronounced and the wool has a nice, drape-y handle. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lb. Coated.  $15.00 per lb.  (Apologies for the sample pic - I sold the fleece before I thought to get a good photo so this is uncoated neck wool. ) To be shorn in late April.

Half Tahiti's 2015 fleece is reserved for Shelby C-D..

Half Tahiti's 2015 fleece is reserved for Torie McD.

Luna

(ewe)

Cotswold/B. Leicester/CVM/Ramb.

5.0 "

Lovely big, blocky locks, stongly defined crimp and high luster. Coated.   $13.00 per lb. Full fleece weighed 9-10 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Luna's 2015 fleece is reserved for Mary W.

Pretty

(ewe)

Cotswold X Border Leicester

sample locks Pretty fleece

7.5"

Last daughter of Pearl. This fleece shows a lot of Cotswold traits - strong, very high luster and a curl at the tips.  A nice bright white.  Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Pretty's 2015 fleece is reserved for Shelby C-D..

Half Pretty's 2015 fleece is reserved for Jane F.







Colored Fine Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color

Ruby

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Corr.

 

3.25"

Cinnamon color, very soft. That color change at the tip is not a break - the fleece faded some from being uncoated during early summer. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece 3-4 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Ruby's 2015 fleece is reserved for Lorrain P.

Moorit






Colored Medium Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color

Tuxedo

(wether)

B. Leicester/CVM/Rambou.

Tux entry

4.00"

Gray with good strong crimp and some nice luster for the grade. Tux also has a few white spots on his neck and sides, so fleece will contain a small percentage of white which can be easily separated. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Tuxedo's 2015 fleece is available.

Half Tuxedo's 2015 fleece is reserved for Patty O'D.

Black, going gray
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Whiskey

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/B. Leic.

4.5"

Also on the cusp of being "fine", but not quite. Very soft and good length for the fineness with a good crimp. Has faded with age to a very light oatmeal/brown. The picture doesn't do it justice. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Whiskey's 2015 fleece is reserved for Christine C.

Half Whiskey's 2015 fleece is reserved for Shiralyn Y.

Pale Moorit

Foxy

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./B. Leic.

4.0"

Bold crimp, good length and some luster. A nice soft fleece.  Tips are faded from the sun so this fleece will process to a color lighter than what is pictured.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Foxy's 2015 fleece is reserved for Diane W.

Medium Moorit

Kahlua

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou.

3.25"

Very soft, nice crimp. On the fine side of medium. Alllllmost a fine. Color is a little redder - more warm - than this picture suggests but she has faded tremendously to an earthy sand color. Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Kahlua's 2015 fleece is reserved for Jennifer G.

Pale Moorit

Velvet

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou/B. Leic.

3.5"

Very soft. Very pronounced crimp with high luster. Staple has shortened with age and color has now faded from black to this slightly variegated steel gray. Very pretty and light enough to overdye if you wish. Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Velvet's 2015 fleece is available.

Half Velvet's 2015 fleece is reserved for Patty O'D.

Gray

Onyx

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou/Cotswold

5.0"

Very strong, bold crimp with good length. Good luster. Has faded from black to varying shades of gray. Really pretty, and light sections are pale enough to overdye with beautiful results. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Onyx's 2015 fleece is reserved for Elizabeth B.

Shaded Gray

Chenille

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou./Bor. Leic.

3.25"

Good length and luster given the fineness. Super crimpy. This fleece is definately on the fine side of medium. A nice solid red/brown with a very soft hand. Placed 2nd at the 2009 NY state fair in the Other Natural Color Medium division. Was 1st in same division at Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Chenille's 2015 fleece is available.

Half Chenille's 2015 fleece is reserved for Diane R.

Dark Moorit

Flower

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Corr./Bor. Leic.

 

 

4.0"

A nice medium fleece in a pleasant medium brown color. Nicely defined crimp and having a very soft hand. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Flower's 2015 fleece is reserved for Donna S.

Medium Moorit

Domino

(ewe)

Romeldale/Corr./Bor. Leic.

4.75"

A very soft handling fleece on the fine end of medium. Jet black at first shearing, but I suspect gray fibers will creep in during subsequent years. Nicely crimped. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Domino's 2015 fleece is reserved for Elizabeth B.

Black

Ginger

(ewe)

Romeldale/Corr./Bor. Leic.

4.0"

A medium fleece, but on the fine side of medium. Soft hand with good luster for the fineness. Pronounced crimp and nice lock formation. Coated.  $15.00 per pound. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb. To be shorn in late April.

Half Ginger's 2015 fleece is reserved for Patty O'D.

Half Ginger's 2015 fleece is reserved for Debra K.

Medium Moorit

Bacardi

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/ Border Leicester

6.0"

This medium fleece is on the heavier end of the grade and almost makes it to a "long", but I'm calling it closer to medium. Although she started out dark moorit, Bacardi faded in her first year to this pretty oatmeal shade. Plenty light enough to dye if you wish, but lovely as it is. The tips are not dirty in this picture - it's the darker color she was born with, grown out. Future shearings will be the shade nearer the butt of the locks. Pronounced crimp and good luster. Nice! Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 9-10 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Bacardi's 2015 fleece is reserved for Diane W.

Half Bacardi's 2015 fleece is reserved for Kim McK.

Pale Moorit

Copper

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leicester/Corrie

Copper fleece sample

4.5"

This fleece is on the finer end of medium, but still falls into that grade. Very soft hand, great crimp, good length for the fineness. Copper was born dark moorit, but is fading in an uneven, mottled manner to shades of tan and sand so I've pulled locks out to show the variation of shading. In future years, she may fade to the lighter color all over. Time will tell. Coated. $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Copper's 2015 Fleece is reserved for Shiralyn Y.

Half Copper's 2015 Fleece is reserved for Lisa L.

Shaded Moorit

Sweetie

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Corrie

5.0"

This is a really pretty fleece. Medium, but on the fine end. Very soft hand, good crimp, good length for the fineness. Quite a bit of luster for the grade. This is a medium shade moorit.  In future years, she may fade to the lighter color. Time will tell. Coated. $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Sweetie's 2015 Fleece is reserved for Patty O'D.

Half Sweetie's 2015 Fleece is reserved for Diane R.

Medium Moorit

Tiffany

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leic.

sample Tiffany's fleece

5.0"

This pretty fleece is medium, but on the fine end. Very soft hand, good crimp, good length for the fineness. Currently a solid dark moorit. Quite a bit of luster for the grade. Coated.  $15,00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Tiffany's 2015 Fleece is reserved for Marilyn F. 

Dark Moorit
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Chemise

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leic.

sample Chemise fleece

4.0"

This pretty fleece is medium, but on the fine end. Very soft hand, good crimp, good length for the fineness. currently a solid dark moorit. Quite a bit of luster for the grade. Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Chemise's 2015 fleece is available.

Moorit
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Star

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leic.

sample of Star's fleece

5.0"

This pretty fleece is medium, but on the fine end. Good soft hand, crimp and length for the fineness. Currently a solid dark black but has some splotches of white across her back about the size of a short loaf of bread.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Star's 2015 fleece is reserved for FLFF.

Black with white spotting
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B.B.

(ram)

Bor. Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

locks from BB's fleece

4.0"

A solid medium type fleece.  Minimal luster, has a few gray strands in the black making it a dark charcoal rather than jet black.  Crimp is typical for a medium wool but rather disorganized and doesn't show well.   Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

B.B.'s 2015 fleece is reserved for Donna S.

Black
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Mickey

(wether)

Cots/Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

Mickey fleece

4.0"

This is a funky kind of fleece.  It's definately on the coarse end of medium.  Moderate luster, defined crimp and a crinkly, crispy texture.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Mickey's 2015 fleece is available.

Black
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Minnie

(ewe)

Cots/Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

Minnie fleece

4.0"

Although they are twins, Minnie's fleece is quite different from Mickey's.  It's mid-range for a medium fleece, more luster, defined crimp and a softer hand than Mickey.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Minnie's 2015 fleece is available.

Black
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Salsa

(ewe)

Corrie/CVM/Rambouillet

Picture Coming Soon

4.0"

Medium grade, moderate luster, faded to a warm sand color.  Wool is firm and almost crispy in texture. Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Salsa's 2015 fleece is available.

Moorit
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Large Marge

(ewe)

Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

Picture Coming Soon

4.0"

Marge is staying jet black so far.  Grade is the heavy end of medium but soft handling.    Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 10-11 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Large Marge's 2015 fleece is reserved for Diane W.

Black
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Freckles

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor.Leic.

Picture Coming Soon

4.0"

Freckles is staying black so far.  Grade is the fine end of medium and super crimpy.    Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Freckles' 2015 fleece is reserved for Kyoko.

Black
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Carmel

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor.Leic.

carmel fleece sample

4.5"

Carmel is a super crimpy fine-ish medium with a long staple for the grade. Dark moorit.  Coated.  To be shorn in late April.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE (MD Sheep and Wool Festival) - placed 2nd in Nat'l Colored Medium class - woot!

Moorit
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Castillo

(ram)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Finn

sample locks Castillo fleece

5.5"

Castillo is a yearling ram with a nicely crimped, mottled gray fleece.  Soft hand and some luster.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Castillo's 2015 fleece is available.

Half Castillo's 2015 fleece is reserved for Lisa L.

Gray
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Violet

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold

Picture Coming Soon

5.0"

Violet is jet black except for some sun-faded tips. Pronounced crimp and soft.  Coated.  $18.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

Violet's 2015 fleece is reserved for FLFF.

Black
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Yahtzee

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold

Yahtzee fleece sample

5.5"

Beautiful spotted fleece.  Mostly black but with patches of mottled gray.   Probably 80% black and 20% gray.  Pronounced crimp and soft.  Coated.  $18.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE (MD Sheep and Wool Festival) - received Honorable Mention in Natural Color Medium class - essentially 5th place.  :-)

Black and gray
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Snuggles

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Corrie

Snuggles' fleece sample

5.0"

Jet black and on the fine end of medium. Pronounced crimp and soft.  Coated.  $18.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

Snuggle's 2015 fleece is reserved for Christine C.

Black
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Angelica

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Corrie

sample locks Angelica fleece

5.75"

A nice solid medium fleece with pronounced crimp and softness.  This is a soft black that suggests the fleece will go gray in coming years.  Coated.  $18.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

Angelica's 2015 fleece is available.

Black
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Brick

(ram)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Bor.Leic.

fleece sample Brick

6.0"

This is a lovely gray fleece.  Good crimp, some luster, soft hand and good length for the grade.  I almost put him in 'long wool' but we'll keep him in medium for now. Coated.  $18.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

Half Brick's 2015 fleece is reserved for Kim McK.

Half Brick's 2015 fleece is reserved for Jane F.

Mottled Gray






Colored Long Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color

Gem

(ewe)

Bor. Leic./ CVM/Rambou.

6.5"

Excellent length, crimp, luster and hand. The fiber just sparkles. I don't have a photo from this year - imagine this fleece the same shade gray as Peaches, below.  Really pretty. Placed 2nd behind Sprinkles (above) in Nat'l Color (Other) Fleece in 2009 NY state fair.

Coated.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lbs.

Half Gem's 2015 fleece is reserved for Myst H.

Half Gem's 2015 fleece is reserved for Emily M.

Medium gray


Peaches

(ewe)

Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambou/Finn

6.0"

Excellent length and a sturdy crimp. Moderate luster and a nice hand. Has faded from jet black to the even, medium gray. Light enough to overdye if you wish.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lbs. To be shorn in late April.

Half Peaches' 2015 fleece is available.

Half Peaches' 2015 fleece is reserved for Monique Z.

Medium gray


Ashes

(ewe)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



6.0"

Long, strong, bold and shiny. This mostly Cotswold crossbred is flecked with gray and may turn lighter yet with time. Heavy, lanky locks with good crimp.  Was Ch. Natural Color and Gr. Ch. Fleece of the NYS Fair 2011.  Coated.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 10-11 lbs. To be shorn in late April.

Ashes' 2015 fleece is available.

Very dark gray


Rocky

(ram)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



6.0"

Long, high luster and quite soft for the grade. Heavy, pronounced crimp. Res. Ch. Natural Color Fleece at NYS Fair 2011. This mostly Cotswold crossbred has lightened considerably since last year when this picture was taken. He's now a very pretty light gray! 

Coated.

$15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 10-12  lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

Rocky's 2015 fleece is available.

Medium to light gray


Jared

(ram)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



6.0"

Long, strong, bold crimp and shiny. This mostly Cotswold crossbred has turned lighter with time and is a medium gray. Heavy, lanky locks with good crimp.  Definately a coarse fleece but handles nicely.  Coated.

$15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 10-12 lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Jared's 2015 fleece is available.

Medium gray


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Fuzz

(ewe)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



Fuzz fleece

6.0"

Long, strong and shiny. This mostly Cotswold crossbred has several gray shades through the fleece as the picture at left shows.  Long lanky locks with a pretty wave. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

 

Fuzz's 2015 fleece is available.

Very dark gray


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Madeline

(ewe)

Cotswold



Picture Coming Soon

7.0"

Madeline is a pure Cotswold but small for the breed.  She has a lustrous fleece containing several shades of gray.  Long lanky locks with a pretty wave. Uncoated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

 

Madeline's 2015 fleece is available.

Very dark gray


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Taffy

(ewe)

Bor. Leic./CVM/Rambou.



Picture Coming Soon

7.0"

Taffy got the best of both worlds in this breed cross - Border Leicester length and a soft almost-medium grade fiber.  She's in this category primarily due to staple length. Excellent length and luster for the grade.  Coated.  Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs. To be shorn in late April.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE (Finger Lakes Fiber Festival)

Black
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Snickers

(ewe)

Bor. Leic./CVM/Rambou./Finn



Picture Coming Soon

7.0"

Long, soft, some luster and very black. Coated.  Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs. $15.00 per lb. To be shorn in late April.

Snickers' 2015 fleece is available.

Black
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Cocoa Puff

(ewe)

Cotswold/CVM/Rambou.



Picture Coming Soon

6.0"

Lots of luster but rather indistinct crimp.  A pretty dark gray. Coated.  Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs. $15.00 per lb. To be shorn in late April.

Cocoa Puff's 2015 fleece is available.

Dark charcoal
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Coconut

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou./Cotswold/Finn



locks from Coconut fleece

5.75"

Long locks with a distinct crimp.  Some luster.  Shot through with a very few silver fibers - may turn gray in coming years.   Coated.  $18.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs. To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

Coconut's 2015 fleece is sold.

Black


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Chantilly

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou./Cotswold/Finn



sample locks Chantilly fleece

6.0"

Strong crimp but still soft handling. Very black with some nice luster. Coated.  $18.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs. To be shorn in late April.

**First Shearing

Chantilly's 2015 fleece is reserved for Patty O'D.

Black


 






White Cotswold Wool


There is not a great deal of variation in the fleeces of the white Cotswolds, so we do not list them individually as we did with the other sheep above. We sell raw, skirted Cotswold fleece by the pound or by the whole fleece (UNskirted). Curl character does vary, so let us know your plans for the wool and we can pick a fleece that will perform the best for your project.   $15.00 per lb if buying by the pound or $13.00 per lb. if buying whole fleeces. If you are interested in whole fleeces, please email us as weights will vary but generally run 9-12 lbs..


There is some difference between a Cots lamb fleece, and fleece from older animals. In general, we find it to be finer and silkier.  We sell raw, skirted lamb fleece by the pound, usually starting in September, when all the Cotswold lambs are shorn for the first time.  Fleece is generally 5 inches long at that time.   If you are interested, please contact us for info on availability.  $18.00 per lb.  Whole, UNskirted lamb fleece is $15/lb and weights range from 3-5 lbs. generally.






Colored Cotswold Wool


Our Colored Cotswolds vary quite a bit in color. Most individuals bear a range of grays shading to black. Some are predominantly pale to medium silver with just a little black on the neck and legs, others are the reverse. All have high luster and good curl. We sell raw, skirted Cotswold fleece at  $15.00 per lb. when sold by the pound, $13 per lb by the whole UNskirted fleece.  Colored Cotswold fleeces generally run 8-11 lbs.


There is some difference between a Cots lamb fleece, and fleece from older animals. In general, we find it to be finer and silkier.  We sell raw, skirted lamb fleece by the pound, usually starting in September, when all the Cotswold lambs are shorn for the first time.  Fleece is generally 5 inches long at that time.  If you are interested, please contact us for info on availability.  $18.00 per lb.  Whole, UNskirted lamb fleece is $15/lb and weights range from 3-5 lbs. generally.
 



**First Shearing

The first fleece shorn from a sheep is often considered the softest the animal will ever produce, and is very desirable for handspinning. Many natural colored sheep at Nistock Farms will fade to gray, often by their second shearing, so these fleeces are often the darkest available, too. Lamb fleeces from Nistock Farms have been coated, and are well skirted, just like the adult's.


* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

Nistock Farms attends several sheep and wool festivals yearly and regularly exhibits several fleeces. Most shows require fleeces submitted for judging to be sold during their sale.  You may ask to reserve a show fleece in the event it doesn't sell at a show, but be aware that usually a show fleece does sell at the event it's exhibited in.  For that reason, we don't take deposits on show fleece reservations but your request will be noted and you'll be contacted after the event with sale results.


     
   

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