This fiber comes from Great Britain.
"The short-tailed Boreray is the one of the smallest of British native breeds. They originated on the island of the same name in the St Kilda archipelago off the western coast of Scotland beyond the Outer Hebrides, from a small flock of sheep left when the inhabitants were evacuated in 1930. A group of six were taken off the island in the early 1970s and, although a small population of breeding animals has been established on the mainland, the largest population remain as a feral flock on the island." from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
Borary fleece falls in the medium-coarse grade and is good for sweaters and other clothing not worn next to the skin. This is a different, interesting dual-coated fiber with a softer undercoat and coarser outer hairs. The outer hairs are straight and crimpless. The fibers were processed together into roving that will create a funky, tweedy, hairy (but not all that scratchy) sort of yarn.
Rare Breeds Survival Trust Listing: Critical. For more information, please see: http://www.rbst.org.uk/watch-list/sheep/boreray