Eunice's little sister will not be ready to breed this fall. Cotswold sheep are slow to mature, though they are large sheep when fully grown. They do require a whole year prior to breeding to ensure that they have reached their potential. The Cotswold's have proved to be friendly sheep, with large gentle eyes and very lovely curly wool. Their wool is not like a regular sheep's thick coat and they do need a little more protection from the cold in our harsh winters. Cotswold wool is sometimes referred to as poor man's mohair because of the tight curls.
It will be interesting to see what Eunice produces. She is a sweet girl, like her dad, who seems to offer his easy going disposition to the lambs. Walter cannot be used on much of the flock because he has sired some of them, but he is worth keeping and I am so glad I made the effort to see him through his illness in the last year. He is a good breeder and a is gentle with the ladies too. I would recommend Cotswold sheep for a small holder. They do take a full year to mature but provide a large clean carcass and exceptional wool. I have two for sale that are not related if you are interested.