Tuesday, June 2, 2009
After picking through it a bit, I do feel Duvie has modified fleece. Her dam is emsket and her sire carried modified so this is no great feat. What color is this fleece, though. And will it lighten more as she ages? I never saw a distinct line in her fleece as a lamb. I just noticed that she sun bleached differently than the other black sheep I had. For your consideration: Duvie's fleece. On white copy paper by a sunny window. Delyth (black), Duvie (?), Sian (black). Same location with Duvie's fleece (center) on top of the two black samples. Same location on oak table without the white paper. Same location on white paper and using the highest setting of brightness on my editing program. Of course this is not how the fleeces look in real life-but I was surprised how similar the two black fleeces looked to each other compared to the Duvie sample (center). Her color is obviously not black. But again-what color is it?