Lambswool is wool which is 50mm or shorter from the first shearing of a sheep,[1] at around the age of seven months.[2][3] It is soft, elastic, and slippery, and is used in high-grade textiles.[2]

Weaner fleece is wool 50mm or longer from young sheep, that have been shorn for the first time, and which exhibits the characteristic lambs tip and staple structure.[1]


  1. Preparation of Australian Wool Clips, Code of Practice 2010-2012, Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), 2010
  2. K. K. Maitra (15 November 2007). Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Clothing and Textiles. Mittal Publications. pp. 245. ISBN 978-81-8324-205-9.
  3. Kathryn Whyman (May 2004). Textiles and the environment. Black Rabbit Books. pp. 9. ISBN 978-1-932799-35-4.

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