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Karakul

an originally Russian breed of wool and milk sheep that produces the curly coated fleece so desired by hat and garment makers in Asia. There are many sub-breeds producing a variety of colored wools, varying from traditional black, through gray, brown, to rose, and occasionally spotted. The desirable wool is obtained only from the pelts of full-term, newborn lambs. Survival for a few days or prolongation of pregnancy seriously reduces the financial worth of the pelt. Called also caracul, Astrakhan.
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Karakul sheep. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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