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WoolTinker Sheep Coats available in two fabric weights.
Regular is sturdier, more resilient to tears and lasts longer. Great for Romney, Border Leicester, Lincoln, Corridales, Cotswolds, anything between 26 to 36 microns.
Light is best for finer fleece between 18 to 25 microns such as Merino, Rambouillet, Columbia, CVM. Not as durable but may help with pilling.
Please be sure to choose your fabric weight
that works best for your sheep.
WoolTinker Sheep Coats
Now Available in Two Fabric Weights
WoolTinker Sheep Coats are:
- individually handmade in Vermont
- of Marine One XP fabric made in Greenville, NC, USA
- light weight fabric
- protection from the environment
- strong in severe outdoor exposure
- the solution to sagging, wetting and extreme heat problems associated with acrylics and polyester fabrics
- offers UV protection
- protect against heavy rain while retaining breathability
- anti-microbial component to prevent mildew growth
What will coating your sheep do for you?
- Increase the value of your fleece in an extra return between 20% and 50% on money invested in the coating operation
For more information on coating sheep:
Video on Sizing & Changing Sheep Coats
How to Measure
Sheep coats are measured in inches. The length is measured from the base of the neck just in front of the shoulders to the dock. Be sure to push the end of the tape all the way to the sheep's neck. If your sheep is in full fleece and you want to cover all of the spinable wool, then you should include the wool at the rear in this measurement. If the cover is too long and it droops off the rear of the animal and the leg strap drops below the hock, then the coat is too large and the sheep may step out of it.
Remember, that as your sheep's wool grows throughout the year, you will need larger and larger coats. If coats remain on your sheep too long you run the risk of felting or matting the fleece. Most sheep use 4 different size coats each year. Your sheep may go through more or less depending on the breed.