Shetland Moorit (Brown)

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Shetland Moorit (Brown)

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This Shetland Moorit comes from the U.S., and has a micron count of 20-30. Average staple length 2" - 5". Sold by the ounce. 

Profile:  The Shetland sheep are thought to have been brought to Scotland by the Viking settlers.  The Shetland Islands are in the northern most part of Scotland. This remote island location has played an important part in preserving the ancestral population of Shetland Sheep.  These sheep were once found in the Highlands and islands of Scotland.  After the battle of Culloden in 1746, when the army of King George II dispersed the Jacobite rebels, the crofters and their sheep disappeared.  Small farming (crofting) was replaced by larger farming practices using English Blackface sheep. Only on the extreme north islands did the Shetland sheep continue and survive.  They were once on the endangered list, but thanks to conservation breeders the breed is now surviving.

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