Herdwick sheep are hardy beings, one of the most rugged of the British sheep breeds. When the lambs are born, their coat is at its darkest -- the fleece actually lightens in colour as the sheep ages, and their coats start sprouting coarser, whiter hairs with time. (We can relate.) They are mostly raised in the Lake District in England.
If the name sounds familiar, you may have seen it on the Ravelry web site -- they recently named their low-contrast visual mode "Light Herdwick" in honour of their dynamic greys.
Herdwick fleece is at least 35 microns in diameter, with a staple length of between 10-20cm.
Available in dark and light grey. Sold in bags containing 100g of wool.
Origin: United Kingdom