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Comeback sheep originated in Australia. They were firstrndeveloped by crossing a British long-wool cross back to a Merino sheep. Butrnmore recently, the type has been produced by crossing some popular sheep breedsrnsuch as Corriedale and Polwarth with Merino. The main aim of the cross was torndevelop a finer, better style of wool. Wool of the Comeback sheep style is alsornproduced by Cormo, Bond, and Polwarth sheep. And these breeds may prove easierrnto breed than the Comebacks.

rnrnToday, Australia has approximately three million comeback sheeprnmainly in cool wet areas. They are raised as a dual-purpose sheep for producingrnboth meat and wool.

rnrnThey are very strong and hardy. They are well adapted to thernhigh rainfall districts in Australia. Their wool is very good quality with arnstaple length of the bulky wool is 4.3 inches with an average fiber diameter ofrn21 to 25 microns. Along with wool production, the breed is also very good forrnmeat production.rnrn 

rnrnThey are medium to large sized. They are mainly white, andrnare similar to the Merino sheep in appearance. But they don’t have neck folds.rnBoth rams and ewes are either horned or polled. Both ewes and rams weightrnaround 4.5 kg on average at birth. The average live body weight of the maturernComeback rams is around 90 kg. And the mature ewe’s average live body weight isrnaround 60 kg. 

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