Tuesday, March 27, 2007

cormo info

In answer to your questions, I wanted to post this link to the American Cormo Sheep Assoc.
Here's what they say about the sheep:
What is Cormo?? The American Cormo is a new scientific sheep breed. I.K. Downie of Tasmania was the driving force behind the creation of the Cormo breed. The Cormo Breed is a one-time crossing of Tasmanian stud Corriedale rams on 1200 selected superfine Saxon Merino ewes. This was the beginning of the development of the Cormo breed. The result -- 1/4 Lincoln, 1/4 Australian Merino, and 1/2 Superfine Saxon Merino - is fast becoming one of the best wool producing breeds in the sheep industry..
Foxfire Fiber, located in western Massachusetts, raises Cormo sheep and sells wonderful fiber blends, including the cormo / alpaca that I am using on the spindle. Very, very soft stuff!


Artis-Anne said...

Now that sounds so lovely. I live in the UK and as I understand it raw fleecec can not be shipped can it ? or have I got it wrong? I did try to buy some fleece from Australia and that is what I was told :(

Fiberjoy said...

JJ, Thank you for the cross reference and description! My cousin gave me cormo last month and I've been enjoying spinning the black but didn't realize why. :-) It has a very soft, yet tough quality - if that make sense. She gave me some white cormo also, that batch has more of the grease left in since she prefers spinning in the grease. Haven't tried it, yet.