Lawrence Cottage Teeswater Sheep

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Check out our Blog to learn more about our upgrading process, as we endeavor to bring these regal sheep to the USA and preserve a rare English Longwool Breed.  Come with us on our journey to purebred.

             Lawrence Cottage's Letha
                           75% Yearling Ewe
                         Sire: UKs Grey Green Star
                                Dam: Shepherd Lane's Lizzie 

Lovely fleece, luster and pearling are exquisite!




Lawrence Cottage's Rosella
Reserve Champion
        Lawence Cottage's Letha 75%                                                                                                   White Longwool Yearling Ewe 82.25%
                                                                                                                                                                  2014 Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
                                                                                                                                                                Sire: UKs Rimington Playboy
                                                                                                                                                              Dam: Shepherd Lane's Sadie

Teeswater Fleeces available on ETSY as available.



Teeswater sheep originated in Teesdale, England.  Teeswater sheep are classified as an English Long Wool breed.  The Teeswater sheep are of a gentle/docile temperment.  Teeswater wool is of a  long staple length, high lustor, extremely soft and genetically  kemp free.  (Kemp is the scratchy fibers in some courser wools, making wool itchy).  The long purley locks contain no dark fiber and hang free, without propensity to felt on the animal.   Teeswater wool has a soft handle and is similar to Wensleydale wool.   Recently the breed has come to North America and remains in the developmental stages.  The only Teeswater sheep in North America are the result of importation of UK semen and artificial insemination. 

Here at Lawrence Cottage we are upgrading with the goal of a purebred registered Teeswater flock.    We have percentage Teeswater ewes.  We are excited to be adding a few fine Teeswater sheep to our flock with many thanks to the Dally's of Five Oaks Teeswaters! 
Teeswater sheep are on the United Kingdom Rare Breed Survival Trust watch list.  Their current status "vulnerable".   Here at Lawrence Cottage we will strive to preserve this wonderful breed.  We feel very honored to have in our care a few of these regal sheep. 
 Lambs growing well & fast!






82.75% Teeswater Tup (Lawrence Cottage's Over the Moon) & Gimmer (Lawrence Cottage's Rose) out of Hazel & Newbould's Grey Green Star

Over the Moon has been retained as our back up breeding ram as genetics are scarce and he is a fine back up ram!

                         Meet Lawrence Cottage's Duchess
                                                                                                                                                75% Teeswater Ewe
                                                                                                                    Sire: Rimington Playboy, bred by D. Pilkington of the U.K.
                                                                                                                                                                      Click below for a photo:

Hazel, companion to Elizabeth, fondly referred to as Lizzie.
Hazel is a registered 65.5% Teeswater.  Lizzie is a registered 50% Teeswater ewe.
Lizzie, as a yearling ewe.

Ruby, beloved matriarch of our flock.  I wish I had more photos of her.  She was a very solid ewe, and threw excellent lambs!

 This is where it all began.  Minnie on the left.  Hazel front right, Ruby behind Hazel and Rosetha in the back of Ruby.  Rosetha is a duaghter to Ruby.



                                                                                                                                                                                       Master Sterling, our first Teeswater, a kind and gentle wether.

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