Bluefaced Leicester or BFL is a longwool breed of sheep originating from the County of Northumberland, England in the early 1900's. The breed was exported to Canada in the 1970's. It's the finest U.K. wool available and one of the longest staples. It's average staple length is about 6 inches with a count of 24-28 microns, great for worsted-spun yarn. The long curly locks have a fine, shiny sheen and unique characteristics of silky softness. Its fibre is very hard wearing and low pilling. BFL is a wonderful wool to create any garment.