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Blogs - Fibre Focus
This month our fibre focus talks about the Southdown sheep - did you know that the Southdown is the oldest of the terminal sire breeds in the UK?
This month our fibre focus talks about the Icelandic sheep - who are members of the Northern European short-tailed group of sheep!
This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Texel Sheep, a highly adaptable breed that makes its home anywhere!
The Gotland Sheep are bright, active and friendly sheep full of curiosity, are have been known to lamb on New Year's Eve!
This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Zwartbles Sheep, can you guess what Zwartbles stands for?
Did you know that the Devon sheep produces more wool per sheep than any other British breed?
The Herdwick Sheep is the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England's mountains.
The Wensleydale Sheep is a very large longwool sheep, described by the British Meat and Livestock Commission as "probably the heaviest of all our indigenous breeds".
The Blue Faced Leicester Sheep is the most popular crossing sire throughout the British Isles, but can you guess what it used to be commonly known as?
The most important attribute of the Shetland sheep breed is its wool, which is the finest of all native breeds and shows an amazing variety of colours and patterns.
The Black Welsh Mountain Sheep has wool which is black, short, thick and firm to handle and it does not require dyeing.
Did you know a staggering 48lbs of wool was taken from a Lincoln Two Shear Ram called 'Tardebigge Charlemagne', which stands to be the modern day record?!
Our Fibre Focus this month talks about the Swaledale Sheep, this is a domestic breed named after the Yorkshire valley of Swaledale in England!
This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Manx Loaghtan Sheep, these sheep are one of the oldest and most striking breeds of sheep in the UK.
We start our 'Fibre Focus' series with the handsome Jacob breed, which has a long and interesting history, starting in biblical times!