I carded and spun the Manx Loughtan. It was full of second cuts, but spun up to be a lovely, springy little skein. The close up shows the richness of the coloration.
Believe it or not, I combed this Southdown. The fleece was very short, very tender, noilly and full of chaff. So, combs it was! The white is so soft and tender that I think is was from a lamb. I had about 50% loss, but it was worth it.
I had started with hand cards, hence the noils. I then proceeded through fine Viking combs followed by my Alvin Ramer minis. It was so dense and straight on the combs that it was still a bit hard to spin. The locks were clearly a very even length. The combs looked like a Fuller brush! It turned into a clean, nice yarn. The white is still springy. The dark brown lost some of its elasticity.