I am thinking again. Sometimes this is for the best, sometimes it gets me in trouble, and sometimes I should rethink what I was thinking. Nonetheless, I this is what I am thinking.
After shearing this year I have concluded a few things: First I love my Cotswold fleeces and I have to learn how to spin ASAP because I know I will appreciate them even more. Second, the best fleeces from my Shetlands are honestly off my 3 fawn kat ewes ( a mom & her twin daughters). Third, the moorit/mioget fleeces are not too bad, soft but not long staples but with a bit more selectively breedings, I think progress will be made. Fourth, I am not happy with my black fleeces, yuck. The only ones that I really like and are nice are coming off of Jed. and these fleeces are off the gullie yearling ewes. Fifth, the spotted sheep fleeces are disappointing for me. Maybe its just me not knowing all the different types of fleeces very well. The softness is there, but not the staple length or just one full fleece, too many pieces. Is that an issue with the double fleeced sheep? The gullie fleeces all came off so nice and smooth and same with the kat ewes.