~~~ Border Leicester Sheep~~~


  
The Border Leicester (Leicester is pronounced "Lester") is an English long wool breed of sheep. They are large, robust polled sheep, with no wool on their face or legs.
 
Their white wool tends to be very long broad crimped and is used for medium to heavy weight garments. This wool, though, is prized by spinners because of the crimp and luster. The sheep are normally shorn twice a year when the wool has reached a length of around 4 inches.
 
I have only white Border Leicesters but this year I had some fun at the fair with a rainbow ewe!!
 
rainbow sheep