What's the take on the Saxxon wool? Neat background film at BB on the story behind the Saxxon story. Shhep introduced into Spain by the Moors. The breed was refined by the Spanish monarchy by the 16th century. Some animals were sent as gifts to Habsburgs in Austria and ended up developing into a line of sheep in Saxony, hence the "Saxxon" label. The Spanish line basically died out when Napoleon invaded Spain and had most of them killed for food for his army.
The Saxxon line similarly met its demise during the 1920's when depression era Germany cross bred them to increase meat rpoduction.
Fortunately, in the mid 19th century, a Scotswomen toured Saxony, buying up a number of animals and shipping them to Tasmania and ultimately to Australia where 30-35 famimly firms continue to keep the pure breed Saxon sheep going.
Neat story. But how is the fabric?
Here is the video.