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Manx Loaghton (by the ounce)
Manx Loaghton (by the ounce)


 
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New Manx Loaghtan wool top has a micron count of 28 and staple length is about 3 inches.
The Manx Loaghtan (pronounced Manx Lockton) is a hardy mountain sheep, with impressive horns and a dark brown fleece. Four horned rams are particularly striking. The breed takes its name from the colour of its fleece, derived from two Manx words Lugh (mouse) and Dhoan (brown) or from Lhost dhoan (burnt brown). The lambs are born jet black, acquiring the distinctive fleece by the time they are weaned. The Manx Loaghtan used to exist in high numbers on the Isle of Man and across the UK. However by the 1950s there were only a handful left. Today, as with many rare breeds, it is found in a few small flocks around the UK.


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