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Bluefaced Leicester Details
UsesLamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: Knitwear, hand knitting and blended for fine cloth. Used for crossing with hill breeds for productive and prolific cross bred ewes. The North of England Mule is created by crossing the Blue Faced Leicester ram with primarily the Swaledale ewe.
OriginLeicestershire, England, Great Britain
ColourHead dark blue with white hairs. Body and legs are white
WoolA creamy white lustre wool with a lustrous and silky feel.
Fleece1 - 2 kg
Staple Length8 - 15 cm
Micron Range26 - 26.5
Bluefaced Leicesters Sheep Breeders Association