It's mid-August and unshorn sheep get to looking pretty scruffy. Here's a scruffy looking ruffian about to be transformed! ... the one with the grey muzzle. No, not that grey muzzle - the one without the hat... on the left. ;-)
This is Wee Croft Eino, our Finnsheep Ram. He looked pretty good in March when we sheared everyone else.
Eino stood patiently for his shearing and nail trim, even dozing during the process.
What a mug!
Now here's the man "undressed". Isn't he a handsome dude? At 6 years old, Eino has a great topline, good teeth, good feet, a fantastic attitude...
His fleece is soft and fine. I've only seen ridges form like this on one other sheep - our Shetland Buddy. Buddy's fleece is very fine also. Both boys have skin that is soft and easily rolled between your fingers. Is this the "famous" soft rolling skin?
And the fleece?