Lincoln is a rare breed. It's also known as Lincoln Longwool, with one of the most lustrous and longest fleeces in the world. The locks twist and spiral at the ends in lengths of 8-15 inches. The micron count is between 33-40 microns. The wool is in great demand for its rich quality and versatility. It's a soft, hardy and heavy fibre, popular for spinning and weaving. It's perfect for warm cozy sweaters, thick comfy socks or any winter garment.
Established in 1796 in Lincolnshire in the U.K. and developed over the years specifically to improve the quality and length of its fleece, which grows almost to the ground. It is the largest British breed and today categorized as 'at risk'. They were brought to Canada in the mid 19th Century. Because of their pure genetics, they've been bred to improve the development of more modern breeds like Columbia and Corriedale.