Delaney has been studying a 4-H, Sheep Resource Book for Market and Breeding Projects.
I noticed that they had a section on wool. I was reading through the information and it states all of the reason to love wool such as: It is elastic, it holds shape and will regain shape even after stretching, it resist wrinkling and sagging, it is absorbent, and it is a great insulator. It is also nonflammable and a strong fiber.
Then they list the reject conditions for wool which include: Seedy and Chaffy wool, Burry wool, wool with manure tags, tender wool, and COLORED wool.
It is true that COLORED wool is not desirable in the wool markets (co-op and wool pools) because it cannot be dyed. But here at Clearwater Farm we love our black sheep and their curly locks. We do not sell our wool through the standard markets. We sell our wool to Fiber Enthusiast, who like us, love natural colored wool (which is anything but white) and all it has to offer.
(We love our white sheep too, we do not discriminate because of color.) :)