Clun Forest: Wool Educational Material for the Clothing Industry

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Minor Breeds: Clun Forest

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 175-200 lb.
Ewe 130-160 lb.

AVERAGE fiber DIAMETER

Micron 33-28
Spinning Count 54-46

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 5-9 lb.

The Clun Forest originated in England and is considered a hardy, moderately prolific, easy-care breed of medium size. They are brown/black-faced with no wool on the face and legs and produce a medium-wool fleece. They are good mothers and milkers and are prolific. They are also good foragers and known for their longevity.

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