It comes off in big bunches that look and feel like blankets, but if you pull just a little, it all falls apart.
It feels like the best stuff in the world. After a day of sheering, your hands are smooth as a baby's bottom. That's the lanolin. It doesn't feel like processed wool at all. No itch!
The end result is a sheep who looks like a goat. She wouldn't win any beauty pageants, but I don't know why they have beauty pageants for sheep, anyway. It's not good for their sense of self worth.