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Mungo24

  • Joined Jan 2013
Sheep skins
« on: April 16, 2014, 09:28:05 am »
Morning

I sell my jacob skins and they add value to my flock, I am looking to expand the types of skins I produce. I have seen some nice shetland skins (katamoget I think) and herdwick skins. I am after some suggestions of breeds or crosses that produce nice coloured skins.

Fire away, grateful for any suggestions, it is all food for thought.

Thanks

trish.farm

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • hampshire
Re: Sheep skins
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 12:57:44 pm »
My favourite skins i have had tanned are brown coradales.  Beautiful cappucino colour, with amazing long soft fleece.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Sheep skins
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 01:31:35 pm »
Well marked Jacobs come out beautifully.
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Mungo24

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Sheep skins
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 03:28:21 pm »
They do indeed, I have a box of lovely jacob skins sat in front of me as I type.  Looking to expand to different types/colours/textures, if anyone has seen or bred sheep that make interesting skins, I am all ears.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Sheep skins
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 05:49:11 pm »
we had a reindeer skin...... ::)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Sheep skins
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 06:38:31 pm »
They do indeed, I have a box of lovely jacob skins sat in front of me as I type.  Looking to expand to different types/colours/textures, if anyone has seen or bred sheep that make interesting skins, I am all ears.


Oops - remind me to read the question next time  :roflanim:


Okay - I haven't kept Icelandics, but I have seen some tanned - lovely subtle colours, fluffy like clouds (tanned by Skyeskins)
« Last Edit: April 16, 2014, 06:42:32 pm by Fleecewife »
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