Cotswold is an English Longwool breed probably developed with Leicester genetics. Imported into North America in 1832, it is mostly used for cross breeding rams in the commercial sheep business. The sheep grow 8" to 10" staple of wool in a year in bold, open locks. The fleece is white, very lustrous and strong. It felts quite well, including on the sheep if care is not taken. As with other strong Longwool breeds, it is traditionally used for lace shawls.
Farm source: hand selected fleeces from Davlin Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia
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