- How gorgeous is this fleece? pic by grahamramsden52 on flickr
Jacobs are not a big breed. The British Jacobs are a bit bigger due to breeding for larger body size. Mature rams weigh about 120 to 180 pounds (54 to 82 kg), while ewes weigh about 80 to 120 pounds (36 to 54 kg).The head is slender and triangular, and clear of wool forward of the horns and on the cheeks. They have many colors black and white is most popular in the U.S. while browns are seen more over-seas.
What a pretty picture! by zlithgow on flickr
I think I love Jacob fleece. It’s a medium single coated fleece. They usually weigh about 3-6 pds. The staple length is from 3-7 inches and the micron count wide range but mostly from 25-35 microns. There can be a lot of variation in the breed. The range of natural colors are amazing because the spots can be separated out they can be carded together. Oh the possibilities! The feel is slightly crispy on top and buttery soft at the same time.
close-up of jacob fleece courtesy of TreasureGoddessChic on flickrLovely carded jacob wool by Yarnstruck Cathy on flickr
The dyeing possibilities are amazing too as I would think this would dye in an interesting way.
Dyed Jacob yarn by missdollymix on flickr
Here is my Jacob fiber.
My jacob wool
I decided to card it up.
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