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Dual Purpose Breeds: American Miniature Brecknock

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 55-100 lb.
Ewe 45-100 lb.

FLEECE

FLEECE Medium to long (3" to 7") in white, black, tan or dilute in solid colors, dense and even, covering body completely from behind the poll and ears where it often forms a ruff, to above the knees and hocks, including the belly. The balance of the body is covered with a fine, shiny short hair. There is no wool on the face or legs.

MISCELLANEOUS

In 1833, these sheep were called the Southern Hill Cheviot or the small Cheviot. The first sheep were brought in by the Hudson Bay Co. in Washington state in 1833.

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