Black Welsh Mountain: Wool Educational Material for the Clothing Industry
   

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Minor Breeds: Black Welsh Mountain

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 100-125 lb.
Ewe 75-100 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 36-29

Spinning Count 54-44

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 3-4 lb.

YIELD

50-65%

STAPLE LENGTH

3-4"

Related to the Welsh Mountain, the Black Welsh Mountain is the product of approximately 100 years of selective breeding. Introduced into the U.S. in 1972, they are a small breed standing only 20" to 24" tall. They are a hardy, self-reliant breed with a long, wool-covered tail and blue skin. Their black wool is short, dense and without kempy fibers.

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