True BYH Addict
- Mar 14, 2021
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- Orlando Florida
Is that May of 2023? That is a long way off!His fair is in May so we have time.
Yes this helps me. Do you think the blade im using is fine? Thanks for the helpIs that May of 2023? That is a long way off!
One problem you are having is with the clipper. The Andis clipper you are using s for dogs and goats. Unless you use a clipper with a sheep head you run the risk of clogging the blades with lanolin and dirt that is held in the wool by the lanolin. A clipper with a sheep head is what is recommended for shearing sheep, If you are clipping after washing your sheep with dish soap to cut the grease in the wool, you are probably able to shear the wool but will eventually burn out your clipper motor.
The reason you are getting "stripes" is due to the narrow width of the Andis clipper blades. The type of blades you have are about 1 1/2" wide. Standard sheep shearing blades are 3" wide. Since you are using a clipper that is not designed for lambs, you will have to adjust your shearing. You need to overlap each stroke of the clipper to remove the blade marks as you do each sweep of the clipper. Pull the hide tight as you shear. After shearing the first time you can wash the lamb again, and try to remove more wool. Shearing the lamb while wet or heavily damp is easier than shearing dry wool and will give you a cleaner cut.
Hope this helps. There are also shearing tutorials on U Tube. Make sure you watch the "show shearing" tutorial instead of a tutorial about shearing wool sheep for the fleece.