Gra Troender Tops
Grå Trøender Fibre Tops
A Very Rare Norwegian Sheep
Originally bred in the Trøndelag region of Norway, from where the sheep derives its name, the Grå Trøender are most commonly varying shades of grey and white in colour with distinctive white markings under the eyes. The wool of the sheep is uniform with mean fibre diameter of about 26-30 micron and 2–3 kgs greasy fleece weight.
The wool was traditionally used for yarns and felting and the pelts were used for woolskin rugs. The adult live weight of ewes is between 70 and 80 kg. The mean litter size is 1.8 lambs born per year. The present population numbers only around 100 sheep but it’s increasing. In 1998, the Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources established a project for collecting and freezing semen from Grey Trøender sheep rams in an effort to revive the breed.
The fibre is very lofty and resembles the Shetland wool, but with a bit more weight to it. It has a wonderful spring and vibrancy and luster to it and it spins up beautifully.
There is only a very limited quantity of handdyed tops and natural tops available, so if you would like to try and get a taste of spinning this very rare breed in a custom colourway, please contact us.
Fibre Top Roving details
Weight per top: 100g / 3.52oz
Contents: 100% Grå Trøender sheep fibre