Navajo Churro sheep are a really neat breed—the first domestic sheep in the Americas. They descend from the small Churro sheep that went feral after being released by Spanish Conquistadors in South America, and were adopted by Indigenous peoples. They worked their way through the American continents, valued for their meat and fleece, which quickly was adopted into Indigenous textile design, especially the famous Navajo weavings they share a name with.
Pepper is our Churro and we have two batches of her fleece; a solid from her younger years, and a mellowed, sweet bay with flecks of grey showing the passage of time.
Pepper was truly independent - she preferred browsing forbs to grass. When the herd went one way, she often went the other way. She liked the herd, and she was proud of her eventual status as oldest and wisest ewe, but she certainly didn't suffer foolishness.