Jacob fleeces are basically white with black or brown patches and the ratio can vary vastly between sheep, ranging from almost all brown to all white with only small patches of black or brown. The skin beneath the white fleece is pink, while skin beneath coloured spots is darkly pigmented. These colours can be sorted and spun separately, or blended to give a variety of different shades. The fleece can be light, soft and springy and varies in crimp and fineness with an average staple length of 8-15cm and a Bradford Count of 44 – 56. Each fleece weighing 2-2½kg.