Socks is one of the first sheep I got. She came to the farm with Suzy and Tess (who died a few years ago). She’s a Border Leicester and twice a year she grows a good amount of dark gray wool. I usually mix her wool with the wool from my Romney, Izzy (The lone sheep).
When we bred the sheep five years ago, Socks gave birth to a boy who I named Pumpkin. Pumpkins father was a Cheviot (the same breed as my sheep Zelda) and because he was a white sheep, Pumpkin’s wool is a soft gray, lighter than Socks’. I mix his wool with my Romney, Biddy’s wool, which is also a light gray.
Pumpkin is a shy whether (a neutered ram) and he makes a very soft “baa” that makes it is easy to distinguish from the other sheep.