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Corriedale wool

Corriedale wool

Three of the several features that distinguish Corriedale from Merino wool are staple length (the length of the wool from the skin to the tip), crimp definition (the ridges in the wool along the length of the staple), and the brightness of the fleece. As a rule, the shorter the wool and the closer the crimps, the finer the fleece. This Corriedale is a superb example of halfbred-type wool. The fleece is long and bright, with a well-defined, even crimp.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Responding to the marketplace, 1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 May 2023)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008