Xinjiang Finewool Sheep
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Xinjiang Finewool sheep were among the first of the Chinesernbreeds and they played a part in the establishment of other breeds. Thernoriginal crosses were between Russian Merino rams, probably of the Caucasian,rnPrecoce, and Stravrapol types, with local breeds of ewe. The most important ofrnthese breeds was the Kazakh, but some Mongolian ewes were also used.rnrn  

There followed a program of backcrossing to the Merinornparent, with some interbreeding and selection. Australian rams were used to arnlimited extend during the 1970s in the development of the Xinjiang breed. ThernXinjiang Finewool is a dual-purpose sheep with emphasis placed on woolrnproduction and body weight.


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