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UsesLamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: Blended for apparel and used by hand spinners
OriginPortland Island, Dorset, England
ClassShortwool. Horned, both sexes have 2 horns.
ColourTan face and legs, creamy white fleece
ParentageAncient breed of uncertain ancestry
WoolA white or creamy fleece with soft to medium handling.
Fleece1.5 - 2.25 kg
Staple Length5 - 9 cm
Micron Range31 - 35