Breeds: Border Leicester
MATURE BODY WEIGHT
Ram 225-300 lb.
Ewe 150-225 lb.
AVERAGE fiber DIAMETER
Spinning Count 50-40
GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT
Ewe 8-12 lb.
The Border Leicester originated in England from
Leicester x Cheviot crosses and is found in the northern U.S. and Canada in
high rainfall, good pasture areas. The breed has been used throughout the
world to sire crossbred females. They are medium to large with a white face
and bare head and legs. They are moderately prolific, good milkers and
mothers. Border Leicesters yield a long-stapled, lustrous, coarse wool that
is much in demand by handspinners.
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