Rambouillet: Wool Educational Research for the Clothing Industry

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Fine Wool Breeds: Rambouillet

MATURE BODY WEIGHT

Ram 200-300 lb.
Ewe 140-180 lb.

AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER

Micron 24-19
Spinning Count 70-60

GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT

Ewe 10-15 lb.

YIELD

45-55%

STAPLE LENGTH

2 1/2 - 4"

Developed from the Spanish Merino in France and Germany, the Rambouillet is the foundation of most Western U.S. range flocks. White-faced with wool on the legs, the Rambouillet is largest of the fine wool breeds, rugged, adaptable to a wide variety of arid range conditions, has a well-developed flocking instinct and is long lived. The breed also has an extended breeding season and produces a high-quality fine-wool fleece.

Registrations - Previous five year average, 12,228

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