See the Fleeces For Sale page to buy directly from our farm!
We have 4 core tested bales of raw wool available now. The histograms can be seen here.
The bluffs and green bottomlands of the Missouri river in central
Missouri are home to our family and our flock of genetically colored
sheep. That's what Genopalette means: a palette of colors produced
Colored sheep are rare. Among predominant wool breeds, only 1 in 1,000
occur naturally. For centuries they have been culled because of the
difficulties posed by colored wool to industrial wool mills. However,
intrigued by the unusual beauty of these genetically colored sheep, a
few pioneering shepherds worldwide produce small amounts of colored
In 1988, compelled by the glowing shades of naturally colored Romney and
Merino sheep seen in New Zealand, we imported and began breeding
world-class sheep. Under our farm name of Humble Hills, our raw wool
fleeces have been sold to fiber artists nationwide. As our wool
regularly takes top honors at leading fleece competitions, it has also
brought premium prices. The reason? Extraordinary colors, luster,
unusual softness, style and cleanliness. And that is where Genopalette items
begin; with not only an innate palette of luminous undyed colors but
also an award-winning palette of exceptional textures.