Just like how with dogs we get recognizable cross breeds -- think of a Puggle, or a Golden Doodle -- pure-bred sheep are often crossed with another breed to produce certain desired results. Such is the case with the Masham, who really is a sort of "mash-up" between a longwool ram (like a Teeswater or a Wensleydale) and a hardy North English hill breed ewe, often a Swaledale. Mashams are suited to the rugged conditions of the north of England, but their fleece has a hint of the characteristic lustre brought by the ram's genes.
Mashams are often white, but can also be shades of grey and brown. Right now, we only have the natural grey remaining in stock; it is perhaps better described as a brownish grey. It is excellent for spinning, with a staple length that ranges between 12-25cm. The micron width is about 34-35.
Each bag contains 100g of wool.
Origin: United Kingdom