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Derbyshire Gritstone Details
UsesLamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: Carpet, finer grades for hosiery and knitwear.
OriginGoyt Valley, Peak District, Derbyshire, England
ClassHill and Mountain breed. Polled.
ColourWhite fleece, black face with white markings and white legs with black markings.
ParentageAncient breed carefully selected over many centuries.
WoolA soft to medium handle white wool.
Fleece2 - 3 kg
Staple Length8 - 10 cm
Micron Range31 - 33
The Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep Breeders Society