Manx Loaghtan are a long lived sheep that will provide years of wonderful fleece. Some of these sheep retain the ability to shed their fleeces making rooing an option others will need to be sheared.
The wool has a staple between 3-5 inches a fleece usually weights about 3pds making the wool really sought after by spinners. The micron count is between 28-37. Mine seems to be on the softer side of this count it passed the bra test and feels creamy soft without a hint of prickle. The color is just gorgeous.
Here are some pics of my Manx Loaghtan.
I couldn’t resist showing more pictures of the amazing place these animals come from. It’s just sooo ruggedly beautiful.
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