This is Truffles, a french angora doe, that we have just obtained from Shauna of Windwater Shetlands. Truffles is a chocolate angora, and her fur should blend beautifully with my brown and musket rovings.
From my interests in fibre, I have met many other shepherds and all of our goals are to raise happy healthy animals that give us lovely fibre to spin. I have been working over the past few years to increase the softness and fineness of my shetland sheep while maintaining the breed standard of a well built hardy self sufficient animal that grows well and has few problems at lambing time. I am starting to see the fruits of my labour pay off this year and have been able to launch a line of shetland wool products called HOPEFUL SHETLAND, all from my own animals.