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British Sheep Breeds and Their Wool

British Sheep Breeds and Their Wool


There are more than 60 different breeds of sheep in Britain. More than in any other country.

Their wool is very different often depending on where they live, on hills or lower land. Some are naturally coloured.

The breeds can be divided into groups:

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