4/21/09 Update: This is not a purebred Babydoll Southdown. Read the comments on this post to learn more about them.
Today’s photo is of our Babydoll Southdown Ram that I spoke of in the last post. He is cute but unpredictable. One minute he charges me, and the next minute he wants to crawl into my lap. This photo doesn’t show how adorable he really is.
The wool of the Babydoll Southdown sheep is very soft. The softness is determined, in part, by the diameter of each piece of wool. These sheep have very fine wool, measuring 19-22 microns (a micron is 1/1000 of a mm). As small as that is, there are a few fibers even smaller and softer, including cashmere and angora.
He is our only BS sheep. I purchased him at an auction because he was “cute and cheap”. I don’t regret getting him, but I don’t recommend the “cute and cheap” impulse purchases of animals. Do your research and know what you are getting into!