Zero wool colour
Ile de France fleece wool has high blue test readings meaning it is very white. The Raggedy Range flock, a grade-up flock from a Romney base, has recorded zero wool colour readings of its fleece lines every year.
Ile de France has very soft high bulk wool adding to its value.
Although a mid micron fibre, it is not a traditional Halfbred style due to its spiral fibre construction making a round thick staple structure.
The Ile de France breed does not have fleeces which run weak at the points, around the belly and along back line. They do not suffer from fleece tenderness due to their ability to thrive in adverse conditions.
The net income from wool per annum is advantageous as shearing can be done once a year and the wool is mid-micron.