This is a lovely Icelandic fleece from Queso Cabeza Farm. Locks are clean and free of most all vm, 5-ish inches long and are double coated. Double coated means that there are two part to each lock, a soft fluffy undercoat with coarser, longer guard hair. In this fleece the guard hairs are white to creamy/buttery white and the undercoat bright white. Take care when separating the locks so as not to pull the two fiber types apart.Please note that this sheep had a black "skunk stripe" and so there are stray black locks in a few of the bundles. Traditional Icelandic yarn takes advantage of the soft warm undercoat for warmth and the longer guard hairs for strength and water proofing.Enjoy!