Monday, November 30, 2009

Only half a set of choppers!

Nov. 28 – The really GOOD wool

This ram is a merino sheep. They have very long, fine fibers that are very dense. The outside of the sheep may be filthy, but deeper in it is a nice white. Sheep only have lower teeth, which was news to me. Lambs don't have any teeth and as soon as the first two center teeth come in, they can no longer be called lambs. Every year after that two more teeth grow in for a maximum of 8 teeth. This guy is full grown with all 8 teeth.

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