Gray Corriedale as known as Gandalf’s beard

Another beautiful yarn is ready! This time I took a closer look at gray fleece of corriedale sheep – the oldest of all the crossbred breeds. Developed simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand at the end of XIX century as a crosbreed of lincoln or leicester rams and merino ewes and improved later on, corriedale turned out to be so attractive that today they’re the second most significant breed in the world after Merinos. They’re distributed mainly  in the southern hemisphere – Australia, Patagonia, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands and Middle-earth .. I mean – New Zealand! Plus USA of course 😉 This is the northern hemisphere, yet still i’ll consider them to be the southern sheep 🙂

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