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Long Wool Breeds: Lincoln

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 240-300 lb.
Ewe 200-250 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 41-34
Spinning Count 46-36

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 12-16 lb.

YIELD

55-70%

STAPLE LENGTH

8-15"

The Lincoln originated in England from Leicester x Old Lincoln crosses and was imported into the U.S. in 1825. The Lincoln is a large, deep-bodied sheep with a large frame. They are polled with a bluish-white face, forward pointing ears and a prominent forelock of wool. The legs are sturdy and fully wooled except for the lower part of the front legs which is bare. They produce a heavy fleece that is very coarse, highly crimped, long and lustrous.

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