Merino Sheep

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Other common names: New Zealand Merino

The basics:
The Merino is a sheep breed which is renowned for its fine, soft, high quality wool. The Merino is also known for its excellent foraging abilities, which enables it to thrive in extreme climates.

Today the Merino is an important breed in New Zealand. A variety known as the Delaine-Merino Sheep is the most common in North America.

Appearance / health:
Merino Sheep are distinguished by their "wrinky" fleeces. Rams can have large, curled horns, or may be polled (hornless).


hobby farm, fine wool breed, cold climates, beautiful fine wool, great commercial breed


fly strike occurrence


effective lawn maintenance, experienced shearer, curly horns, excellent wool producers

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