The Debouillet breed was developed in New Mexico in 1920 from Delaine-Merino and Rambouillet crosses. The breed is well adapted for the range conditions of the southwestern United
States. The Debouillet is a medium sized breed with white hair on the face and legs.
It is hardy under arid conditions, gregarious, adaptable to unassisted pasture lambing
and produced a high quality fine-wool fleece with a deep, close crimp.
Mature ewes of this breed will range in weight from 125-160 pounds (57-73 kg) and
males will weigh from 175-250 pounds (79-113 kg).
The fleece from mature ewes will weight from 10-18 pounds with a 35-50% yield. The
stable length of the fleece is from three to five inches (7.5-12.5 cm) with a numerical
count of 62-80 which is 18.5-23.5 microns.
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