The American Cormo is a recent scientific breed started by I.K.Downie of Tasmania. The Cormo breed is a one time crossing of Tasmanian stud Corriedale rams on selected superfine Saxon Merino ewes. Cormo fleece has become one of the most popular and requested wools.  The fiber is wonderful – a bright white, fine, soft (next to the skin soft), with a micron count of 17 to 23  and a very high yield after washing.

The sheep are wonderful too!  They are a bit smaller than other breeds which makes them easy to handle. Their personalities are very pleasant, quiet yet curious.

Through the years we have used Cormo rams to cross with our Romney cross ewes and the resulting Romney-Cormo cross ewes. This crossing adds a wonderful softness and loft to the cross fleeces.

The Cormos and the Cormo crosses produce great fleeces – over the years our fleeces have won many awards.

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Please visit the American Cormo Sheep Association web site for more information about Cormos.

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