Southdown - Sheep

Southdown tup. Courtesy of Gareth Lloyd Hughes

Southdown Details

Uses
Lamb, hogget, mutton. Wool: blends for clothing.
Origin
Sussex Downs, England
Class
Down breed. Polled.
Colour
Mouse brown face and legs. White fleece
Parentage
Ancient breed of unknown parentage. During the 18th century the breed was carefully selected for improvement without the introduction of other breeds.
Wool
A very soft creamy white wool.
Fleece
1.5 - 2 kg
Staple Length
4 - 6 cm
Micron Range
29 - 30.5
Breed Club

The Southdown Sheep Society
www.southdownsheepsociety.co.uk

Southdown Description


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