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A shaggy, white Xinjiang Finewool ewe standing in the grass.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%.

A shaggy Xinjian Finewool ram with long curled horns.












Cheng. P. (1984) Livestock breeds of China. Animal Production and Health Paper 46 (E, F, S). Publ. by FAO, Rome, 217 pp.

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