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Technically, the Tukidale is a not a new breed of sheep, butrnrather a Romney sheep carrying the T gene for hair. They originated on M.W.rnCoop's property in New Zealand from a ram born November 26, 1966. The ram possessedrnthe T gene, which is dominant. The T gene is responsible not only for producingrnthe specialty carpet-type fleece, but also the formation of horns in the in thernmale and, to a lesser extent in females.

Tukidale sheep are easy care sheep of good conformation andrnhigh fertility, with carcass acceptability. High fleece weight with a diameterrnin the range of 35-45 microns, with a high percentage of medulated fibers. Theyrnhave an extremely fast rate of wool growth, resulting in two wool clips perrnyear at a premium price.

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