English Leicester

Association of Australia

The English Leicester

The English Leicester is a large framed longwool sheep that has been part of the Australian sheep industry for almost 200 years.

Breed Description

Long lusterous locks

The English Leicester has a unique soft handling, lustrous fleece. It is highly valued by todays hand spinners, weavers and textile artists alike.


A remarkable history

One of the a few true pure breeds, the English Leicester played a central role in to the evolution of the modern sheep industry.

Breed history

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Our members are always happy to help with advice or queries about sheep or fleece.

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The English Leicester Association of Australian

Objectives, office bearings, contact details, membership.

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