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Spaelsau, also known as Spael, sheep are from Norway. Theyrnare named for their short, nearly wool-less tail (spaelen). They originate from oldrnNorwegian landrace sheep. In 1912, two breeding stations were established tornprevent their extinction. Icelandic sheep were crossed onto the Spaelsau sheeprnthrough semen import in the 1960's and 1970's. Finnsheep and Faeroe Islandrnsheep were also used in the breeding of Spaelsau sheep.

Spaelsau sheep are most commonly white, but they are alsornfound in black, brown, grey, blue-grey and various forms of piebald. Most ofrnthem are polled, with about 10% occurrence of horned in both sexes. Their woolrnis double coated, with mean fiber diameter 31.5 micron of underwool and 57.1rnmicron of outer hair. Their wool is used for many different products andrnwoolskins and nappa leather are made out of the pelts.

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