Years ago when I dreamed of living on a farm I spent a lot of time pouring over farm related books. I decided pretty quickly that I wanted sheep. I then spent a lot of time reading all of the books I could find on sheep at our local library.
By the time we moved to our homestead, I already knew that I wanted Romney Sheep! Within months, we had our first four.
Text Book version of Romney Sheep:
-Dual Purpose Breed
-Originated from the Marshy Areas of Kent in England
-Do well on Pasture
-Finest fiber diameter of the Long Wool Breeds
-One of the heaviest wool producers of all sheep breeds
-cutest lambs, ever! My personal opinion :)
Since I have started spinning I can really appreciate their wool! I think it is a great fiber for beginners! I am excited that we will once again have Romney wool available on the farm.
My oldest daughter loves to go out and visit with them. She always held a little bit of a grudge when we decided to settle with just one breed to simplify things, and we chose the Border Leicester.
We are now back in her good graces, as far as the sheep go!