The Corriedale sheep is used for both meat and wool. It is said to now be the second most popular breed after Merino.
The sheep grow a heavy fleece which is very even in length with a bright luster, soft feel and springy texture.
Corriedale sheep were developed simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand by crossing pure Merino and Lincoln sheep. They are now found in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Southern Brazil, Uruguay and Patagonia. On the Falkland Islands, Corriedale is one of the main sheep breeds.
Perran Yarns stock Falkland Corriedale in 4ply, Double Knitting and Chunky slub weights.