Selection for wool quality has been of primary importance in the evolution of sheep breeds

03/31/2017 11:39 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

Humans began using wool about 10,000 years ago, first by collecting the fibers shed by wild sheep. After sheep were domesticated, they were selected to produce larger quantities of wool that did not shed. The lack of shedding meant that all the wool could be harvested at the same time. It also meant that sheep had to be shorn.

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