Targhee Sheep by dlotter on fickr

Targhee Sheep average a good amount of wool. A ewe offers about 10-14 lbs of fleece per year. The staple is about 3-5 inches and the micron count is 21-25 making this a fine fleece.

Gorgeous show winning fleece courtesty of unraveling marlowe on flickr

The locks are super crimpy with lively springiness. It is a gorgeous white but a matt white I think it will take color beautifully. I believe this will make a lofty soft yarn when spun.

Here is my Targhee:

Unwashed Targhee


washed targheewashed targhee lock



And after dyeing

dyed targhee used dark green cushings acid dye

 Information from wikipedia and Oklahoma State University

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