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Fleece crimp samples from several breeds, left to right: Alpaca, Merino, Romeldale, Teeswater and Karakul. Iíve tried to tease a few fibers out from each sample so you can see the relative fiber diameter. Notice the finer crinkled fibers in the undercoat of the Karakul versus the longer coarser medullated fibers in the outer coat. Photo: Letty Klein.

Fleece crimp samples from several breeds, left to right: Alpaca, Merino, Romeldale, Teeswater and Karakul. Iíve tried to tease a few fibers out from each sample so you can see the relative fiber diameter. Notice the finer crinkled fibers in the undercoat of the Karakul versus the longer coarser medullated fibers in the outer coat. Photo: Letty Klein.