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North Country Cheviot Details
UsesLamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: coarse grades are used in blends for blankets and carpet. Fine grades are used in yarns for knitwear and tweed style cloth.
OriginCaithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire, Northern Scotland
ClassHill and Mountain breed. Polled ewes, rams are occasionally horned.
ColourWhite face, legs and white fleece.
ParentageSelected from ‘Long Hill’ sheep from the borders of England and Scotland.
WoolA very soft, lustrous white wool.
Fleece2 - 3 kg
Staple Length6 - 12cm
Micron Range30 - 33
North Country Cheviot Society
North Country Cheviot Description
There are three varieties of North Country Cheviot: The Border, Caithness and Hill.