Falkland Top

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Falkland Top

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This ecru Falkland top wool comes from the Falkland Islands, the particular breed of sheep the wool comes from is Polwarth, with a micron count of 22.  Average staple length is 5" - 7". Sold by the ounce. 

Profile:  Polwarth sheep were bred in Australia in 1880.  The foundation stock is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln, and came about by breeding Merino rams to Lincoln/Merino ewes.  This breeding was meant to develop a hardy sheep with finer wool that could withstand areas of higher rainfall and colder temperatures, for a truly dual-purpose sheep.  The majority of sheep kept on the Falkland Islands today are Polwarth, along with some Merino.  

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