Just reading through some of the past chats about what sheep to buy for hand spinning flocks. It came to my notice that not much discussion was going on about crosses verses pure bred sheep. I have raised both pure bred English Romney and Babydoll southdown sheep, both have awesome fibre and although totally different to each other when both breeds are combined the results are amazing! I call this cross a 'Babyrom' sheep and it really is a wonderful animal. Very wooly and very soft to the touch. The crimp is just wonderful and the fibre length is around 6". Babydoll wool is very soft to the touch and an interesting fact that I have come to discover for those looking for just a couple pet sheep to use the fibre for spinning and for cutting the grass, the neutered ram 's have an amazingly soft fleece! Baby soft! As the sheep gets older the fleece gets softer! I'm sure that many people have crossbred flocks rather than pure bred and many times the cost can be lower. But having said that if someone has found a winning combination, prices for the offspring is often on the same level as pure bred. One thing that is nice with the crossbred flocks, no money is spent on registration papers and memberships. This can be costly to the owner of any pure bred flock. Where am I going with this? Well just wanted to chat about it!