Suffolks originate from the UK. The environment is relatively similar to that of the UK. This particular breed is raised mainly for their meat. According to Sheep USA, Suffolk provide medium grade fleece. Suffolk sheep are not really raised for sheering or their wool, but it was really fun!
Suffolk Sheep InformationMy husband I think was inwardly excited too take me to see the sheep. Andy went straight to them as soon as we neared the fence! He even got to pet a couple of them. This British Breed is so beautiful. Their skin is a rich dark black with an off white-tannish brown wool cool. LeAnn mentioned that this type of wool is good for carpets because it is coarse and has a short staple length and good for felting projects. But in general these sheep are not sheered for their wool but are raised for their meat.
|My husband the Sheep Whisperer...|
|My Little "Sheep" :) Though I do not think we could pull the Wool over their eyes!|
|They thought we were going to feed them, So they gathered around their food mangers|
|Yes...I think he is enjoying this :)|
I also wanted to acknowledge and thank LeAnn for granting us the freedom and privilege to roam around the sheep stalking them with a camera! Also, for sharing with us a little about her sheep! :)