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Lambswool is wool which is 50mm or shorter from the first shearing of a sheep,[1] at around the age of seven months.[2][3] It is soft, elastic, and slippery, and is used in high-grade textiles.[2]

Weaner fleece is wool 50mm or longer from young sheep, that have been shorn for the first time, and which exhibits the characteristic lambs tip and staple structure.[1]


  1. ^ a b Preparation of Australian Wool Clips, Code of Practice 2010-2012, Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), 2010
  2. ^ a b K. K. Maitra (15 November 2007). Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Clothing and Textiles. Mittal Publications. pp. 245.  
  3. ^ Kathryn Whyman (May 2004). Textiles and the environment. Black Rabbit Books. pp. 9.  

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