Scottish Blackface: Wool Educational Material for the Clothing Industry

 
   

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Minor Breeds: Scottish Blackface

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 150-175 lb.
Ewe 115-130 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 38-28
Spinning Count 54-40

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 5-6 lb.

STAPLE LENGTH

10-14"

The Scottish Blackface originated in Scotland and is used in the production of crossbred ewes that perform well when mated to meat breed rams on lowland farms. The breed is medium-sized and black-faced with little wool on the head and legs. The ewes are easy lambers, good milkers and are very protective of their lambs. Their wool is very coarse in quality and has a long staple length.

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