Monday, July 27, 2009
Check out these sheep! They are called Racka and also known as Ratca (Romanian), Hortobagy Racka or Hungarian Zackel. The males and females have the spiral horns. They are hardy animals with quiet dispositions. They are raised for milk, wool and meat. The fiber diameter is 12-40 microns, yield of 38-65% and a staple length of 12 inches.
There apparently is a small flock in Temecula, near where I live so I am definitely going to go see them and hopefully obtain some fleece to experiment with to see how I like it. More on these soon.