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Gotland X Locks

So the Gotland you purchase in the US is being developed by crossing Gotland from the isle of Gotland in the Baltic Sea to one of 5 (I think) foundation breeds being allowed by the American Gotland society.

So while the 5 or 6 generations (I think it is 5 you need to get to >90% Gotland genes?) are happening to develop this breed, there are interesting crosses "en route"!

This is one of them. I'm pretty sure that this farm is using Icelandic as the foundation breed- so you can see that this fleece (which is considered 68% Gotland at this point) still has quite a bit of mixed color (grue Gotland are completely silver grey as adults) and the tips of many of these locks feature a curlicue of brown! So this lovely grey, white, cream, and tipped brown "in between' fleece is really interesting.

It is silky and lustrous like Gotland, but has more variation in color and lock structure. Really interesting locks.

 

Each 1 oz bag is $6.99

 

 

this photo shows some of the locks that I separated so you can see the lock structure, color variation, luster and the curlicue ends!

 

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