German Gray Heath Sheep
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German Gray Heath sheep are the symbol of the Lueneburger Heide inrnGermany. Their ancestors, the Mouflon were at home in Corsica. Single lambs arernborn in spring with a curly, black fleece. After the sheep’s first yearlyrnshearing, its wool turns silver gray with a black bib. Head and legs are blackrnand free of wool. Rams weigh up to 80 kg (176 lbs) and have imposing horns thatrncurl close to the face. Ewes weigh about 45 kg (100 lbs) and have short horns.

rnrnrnrnTheir meat tastes like venison. The dual-coated fleece of a ewernweighs 2.2 kg (4.4 lbs.), of a ram 4 kg (8.8 lbs).. The coarse, straight outerrncoat is 25 cm (11.4 in.) long. The downy underwool grows 6 cm (2.7 in) long andrnhas a fiber diameter of 25-30 microns. The wool used to be sent to Belgium andrnTurkey to be worked into carpets.

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