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Drysdale Sleeping With Lamb

Colin's Creatures Handmade Sheep Figurines, Drysdale New Zealand Family

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I can only imagine how soft a lamb would be as a pillow. Mom may be protecting her baby and bonding with it, but her softness has put mom to sleep.

All my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from the Steiff company in Germany.

Size: 5 1/2" Approx


Breed Description

The Drysdale breed of sheep originated in New Zealand and is raised primarily for wool. Dr. Francis Dry in 1931 noticed a genetic freak, a Romney ram with a high percentage of very coarse wool. Crossing two Romneys and Cheviots resulted in a sheep with a lot of coarse, long-staple wool that had to be shorn twice a year. Drysdales are medium-large sheep, about 55 kg (120 lb) live weight. Their fleece is about 6 kg (13 lb) with a 40 microns fibre diameter and a staple of 200 to 300 mm (7.9 to 12 in). Save 15% off the normal $99 price for the month of January.

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