Urban shearling coats were worn with silk dresses printed with patterns inspired by aboriginal art.
Of the nine shearling ewes he “fed” for the Cambridge Show, he lost four, and only raised two or three lambs from the rest.
On the following night Viscount Birdsaye lost a shearling ram, for which he was reported to have paid a fabulous sum.
The shearling tup is then a 2-shear tup, and the dinmont is a wether, but more correctly a 2-shear wether.
He said his father was shepherd to a big farmer, who had sent him with two score of shearling ewes to get highland pasture.