This describes a type of sheep which was first developed by crossing a British long-wool
cross back to the Merino.
More recently Comebacks have been produced by crossing breeds such as the Corriedale and Polwarth with the Merino. Australia has approximately three million Comebacks which are mainly
concentrated in cool wet areas.
Although close to the Merino in type, Comebacks are selected to maximize production
of meat as well as wool.
Their wool is bulky with a stable length of more than 110 mm and fineness ranging
from 21-25 microns.
Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation, 1989, 3rd