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.