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Delaine Wools

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In a rücent issue of the Rural New TorTcer, Hoa. H. S. ltaudull describes, at somo Length, tho kinds of wool knowu as Delüine wools, and the blood oí tlio shcop roduoiug them. The article has the fot .owing practical information : Breedlng Delaine sheep involves no seiret, aiid requirosnos)"jiul skill. la faot, ;hero are few peiscnj growing sheep of aay cross betwueu tho Merina aud toarse wooledbreedg, having 'wool throo luchos long, and light fleeceo, tliat aro not growing soiuo clasa of Delaine wool. After a delibérate examination of tho samples furnished by J. Wiley E (inunda, Esq., bead of tho Pacific Mills, Lawrence, to believe that ightnoss - freedom from yolk i - is one of tho chief reoon us of ■ and thia is i ot bei Jioy aro better, or even as good mati o which many oi' thuin aro ipplied, but beoanse they wiil Loso isjng, ;. .1 1 aro hcrctoí'orc cheapEvory perjon aoquain o i wi h the ast know tliat pure i o wool.s, if long enough aro bette material t'or thes'j goods than half-blood wools, becauae they aro ail finar, str nger, and will wear better. The sumo is true oi' thjo wools respoctin ' cardng purposos for "feney casainierts." Tet iinproví I .-. u.v.i-Mt obliteratea tho dsstinction t6 the iy responsible for these results. Dariug lie ii'is eono into the opjositè extrome, a'n ! brea un unpreoedentod aud wholly Unii i Cuodnt of yolk iu hi-: .. lucinga'-sogginess," aut partly removed by liií mode ot' washng; and then he h;'.s held on for tho raahed wool until ho has :oúnd soino buyer foolish enough no pay hem. ür psrhaps it would bu more correot to say, as it has beon castoumry until recently, for buyers to pay tho nnuio prioa íor the same grade oi' wools throughout the neighborhood, unless in grossly bad condition, theso heavy wools have reoeived more and cloaner onos less than thoir proportionato valuó, in oider to make tho average piicu satisfactory to thepurchaser. There are various considerations oí' interest to the wool growor connectod with this sulijeut of Delaino wools, but we havo not space to diauuss thum on this occasion, and wo will close with some brief, practical views on nmbarking in the producüon of theso wools. First, in view of the proportionablo demand for their wool now and prospeotively, and the comparativo weight of their neeces to carcass (or consumption), wo should consider it rank folly to cross full blood Merinos with any other breed of shesp whatover, lor the purpose oi' convertlng them into Delaine wool sheep. Second, wo should consider it expedient, as things now staud, and under favorable circumstanoes, to crosss larga uumbors of our grade Merinos so as to prodcoe the Delaino wools deseribed by Mr. Edmunds. No. 'ó is produoed by about two orossea of the Euglish long wool rams on Merino ewes. Xo. -i ia produced by ouo or two crosats of Merino rama on " nativo " ewes. No. ó is píoduced by a single cross o. long wool raios un " nativo" t The groatost difficulty in broeding theso wools after they have attained thoir desired character, is to preserve that eharacter. The contiiiued uso of tho full blood rams would constautly uucl tially oh'ange ir. Mongrel rams of tho san.! blood would be lik-.-ly to " brood back," so as to cause a great want of uniformity. Perhaps, however, this would not prove very dal We have :t strong suspicion tha irioán wool, sound und of -and suffioiently light- ito the category of Dolniüo wcol


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