The Dudley Farm - 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437


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The Dudley Farm Sheep

Ewe with lamb
    
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
    

The Dudley Farm Museum keeps a small flock of Corriedale sheep for their wool. First brought to the United States in 1914, the Corriedale is the oldest of all crossbred breeds. The breed was developed in Australia and New Zealand between 1868 and 1910 by crossing Merino and Lincoln sheep, both known for producing excellent fleeces. Each spring the sheep are sheared and the wool is used to produce blankets through the Connecticut Blanket Program sponsored by the Connecticut Sheep Breeders’ Association. The 100% wool blankets made from only Connecticut wool are available for sale at the farm.


Sheep being sheared
    
Photo by Janet Dudley.
    




Newly sheared fleece being sorted
    
Photo by Mark Dudley.
    



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Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.

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