Sheared on 26th May 2013, this one weighed 1.05kg after I skirted it. I think this is the photo of the correct sheep, its difficult trying to match fleece to sheep when you're not familiar with the animal.
After it was washed and dried I was left with 413g of black fleece and 230g of the mixed colours. It wasn't worth trying to get white from this mostly coloured fleece.
The mixed colours
I decided to dye this fleece as I knew that the colour would take after dying another fleece. I dyed this using Greener Shades dye in Ruby Red. I dyed this back in March and finished making the yarn in April.
When I combed this the colours combined and it looked like a completely different colour. Blending colours together really is like mixing paint. I got 81g of combed top from the original 230g.
The finished yarn is Fingering Weight and is 79g/443m. I've name this Rosewood.
I also spun up this Fingering weight yarn, which is 96g/503m.
And that is another fleece completely done.