Also Known By: Sinkiang Fine-wool, Sinkiang Merino, Xinjiang Merino
The Xinjiang Finewool has been developed in China since 1935 using Kazakh fat-rumped and Mongolian females with Novocaucasian Merino
and Précoce males.
Xinjiang Finewool is of 60-64's quality (20-25 µ average fiber diameter), the average
greasy fleece weight for ewes being 5.9 kg, with a clean yield of 47-54%.
Cheng. P. (1984) Livestock breeds of China. Animal Production and Health Paper 46
(E, F, S). Publ. by FAO, Rome, 217 pp.