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Long Wool Breeds:  Perendale

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 220-260 lb.
Ewe 120-150 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 35-29
Spinning Count 54-44

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 8 lb.

YIELD

60-70%

STAPLE LENGTH

4-6"

The Perendale originated in New Zealand from crossing the Border Cheviot with the Romney breed. They are an open-faced, medium-framed breed that produces bright, lofty, long-stapled, medium-wool fleeces. Developed as an easy-care sheep, they are both hardy and highly adapted to marginal forage-producing areas.

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