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About Coopworth SheepAbout Coopworth Sheep



Coopworth sheep are medium-sized, dual-purpose animals characterized by their white faces and an alert yet calm temperament. Originating in New Zealand during the 1960s, Coopworth sheep are the result of crosses between Border Leicester and Romney breeds. They were later introduced to the United States in the late 1970s and have since become one of the most prominent breeds in New Zealand.

Known for their high productivity, Coopworth sheep are favored for their ease of care during lambing, prolific breeding, and strong maternal instincts. The wool produced by Coopworth sheep is relatively coarse and long, making it popular among hand spinners for its quality and versatility.

Coopworth Sheep Associations

American Coopworth Registry American Coopworth Registry - www.americancoopworthregistry.org/


Natural Colored Wool Growers Association Natural Colored Wool Growers Association - www.ncwga.org