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Hill Radnor Aran Yarn

Softness (of 1-3)*
firm
Fibre: medium
medium

Availability: In stock

£7.20

Details

Details

With Rare Breed Society support and careful breeding, the breed has recovered from Critical status and is now classified as At Risk.
Fibre medium
Breed Hill Radnor
Ball/skein length Aran c.50g c.70m (c.76yds)
Yarn Thickness Aran
Finish: woollen or worsted Woollen
Package approx. 50g balls
Handle medium

Back Story

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Developed in the southern Welsh Border lands, the Hill Radnor probably evolved from smaller primitive tan-faced sheep. They are currently rated as At Risk by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, partly because of their geographic concentration in Herefordshire, Monmouth and Radnorshire Nowadays they are relatively rare still, which is a shame as they are attractive, hardy and thrifty. The ewes are polled and the rams have horns and these sheep have an attractive tan face and legs and good dense white woolly coat. They are medium sized from 60kg for ewes to 80kg for rams and can work well both in the hills and also lower down in the valleys where they are known for good maternal instincts. The yarn is a rich butter-creamy white, slightly hairy with a faint lustre, pleasant in handle, relatively soft and also hard wearing.

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