Romney and Romney Cross Fleeces

A versatile longwool with varying fibre diameters. Large, dense fleeces with distinct locks and a bold crimp. Generally a low grease content, so can be spun in the grease. Amenable fleeces that also take dye well. Coarser fleeces are great for outerwear, mats and durable items, while finer fleeces work for sweaters, shawls and occasionally next to skin garments. Finer fleeces may not felt well, while coarser ones generally will. From The Field Guide to Fleece by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius.

We have both fleeces from Purebred Romneys and Crossbred Romneys

All fleeces have been skirted to the best of my ability, but animals are not coated, so there is likely to be a small amount of vegetable matter, etc from winter feeding, and they may have a small amount of second cuts – this is noted on fleeces where it may be more of a concern, and prices are adjusted accordingly. Britch wool has been removed, unless otherwise stated.

Pictures are given of locks, the skirted fleece laid out with the name card at the neck, and the skirted fleece rolled. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Please contact us if you have any questions or to place your order for fleece(s). Prices for each fleece are listed with the descriptions. Fleeces can be shipped at the buyers expense, or delivered if possible.

Breed specific Britch Wool is available for $1/lb. This is course wool from the lower hind legs. It is skirted free of tags and manure.

PUREBRED ROMNEYS

A541

3-4″ staple

good ping

open, wide crimp

fairly even

somewhat soft

4lb 7oz

$10/lb or $44/fleece

Fair

5 – 6″ staple

good ping

some areas well defined, tighter crimp, others looser crimp

some VM

some cotted tips

xlb

$9/lb or

Fens SOLD

4 1/2 – 5 1/2″ staple

good ping

wide crimp

quite clean, nice fleece

soft

5lb 1oz

$10/lb or $50/fleece

D538

4 – 5 1/2″ staple, most 5-5 1/2″

good ping

open, wide crimp

fairly consistent fleece

6lb 2oz

$10/lb or $60/fleece

Ram Lamb 514G

3 1/2 – 4″ staple

good ping

even crimp

quite a bit of VM

britch left in

2lb 5oz

$6/lb or $13/fleece

GE Ram

3 1/2 – 5″ staple

good ping

even crimp

moderate VM

somewhat dirty

some grease

ram fleece

4lb 9oz

$7/lb or $30/fleece

Falcon

4 3/4 – 5 1/2″ staple

good ping

even, consistent crimp and fleece

ram fleece

some VM along the back

7lb 1 oz

$9/lb or $60/fleece

Ram A

6 – 7″ staple

good ping

wide crimp

even fleece

some grease

fairly soft

ram fleece

9lb 2 oz

$10/lb or $90/fleece

Ram B

5 1/4 – 6″ staple

good ping

wide crimp

consistent

courser fleece

more grease

ram fleece

7lb 4 oz

$9/lb or $60/fleece

Fuzz SOLD

5 – 5 1/2″ staple

good ping

even, wide crimp

variety of shades of grey

course but not scratchy

7lbs 4 oz

$10/lb or $70/fleece

Romney Crossbred Fleeces

These fleeces are all from 50% Romney lambs.

Gambit

3 1/2 – 4″ staple

good ping

even crimp

consistent fleece

some VM (approx 5%)

3lb 11 oz

$8/lb or $27/fleece

Genie

3 – 3 1/2″ staple

good ping

even crimp

consistent

2lb 9oz

$8/lb or $20/fleece

Gleda

4″ staple

good ping

even crimp

bright

consistent

3lb 13oz

$8/lb or $30/fleece

Geo

4 – 5″ staple

good ping

some tighter, some looser crimp

little more VM (5-10%)

3lb 11oz

$7/lb or $24/fleece

Girvin

3 1/2 – 4 1/2″ staple

good ping

even crimp

quite consistent

3lb 14oz

$8/lb or $30/fleece

Grouse

4 – 5 1/2″ staple

good ping

courser than others here

somewhat disorganized fleece

4lb 4oz

$7/lb or $28/fleece

Gneiss

3 – 3 1/2″ staple

good ping

nice crimp

some 2nd cuts

britch left in

2lb 11oz

$7.50/lb or $18/fleece

Glimro

3 1/4 – 4 1/2″ staple

good ping

nice, white fleece

fairly even crimp

not consistent throughout fleece

3lb 12oz

$7/lb or $25/fleece

Gabriel

3 1/2 – 4″ staple

good ping

even crimp

bright

quite consistent

4lb 8oz

$8/lb or $35/fleece

Gimli

4 – 5 1/2″ staple

good ping

Romney type

VM along the back but sides are clean

3lb 5oz

$7/lb or $23/fleece

Glam

4 – 4 1/2″ staple

good ping

some well defined crimp, some not

3lb 7oz

$7.50/lb or $25/fleece

Gling

3 1/2 – 4″ staple

good ping

mostly well defined, even crimp

bright

finer fleece

3lb 6 oz

$8/lb or $26/fleece

Clun Forest x Romney ram lamb

3 1/2 – 4″ staple

good ping

fairly even

quite soft

not well defined crimp

more VM (approx 10%)

2lb 6oz

$6.50/lb or $15/fleece

Gumball – Clun Forest x Romney ewe lamb

3 – 3 1/2″ staple

good ping

loose, fairly even crimp

springy

black with some white fibres

softer than typical for Clun Forest and Romney

3lb 8oz

$8/lb or $27/fleece