Considered by some to be the true Ronderib sheep, those without silky hair being seen as not bred to type.
a1878J. MontgomeryReminisc. (1981) 110Some of the farmers from the New Hantam arrived on their way to Graham’s town...I persuaded them not to continue their journey, as the Kafirs had broken out...They stayed, and I became the purchaser of the whole of their produce, and 400 blinkhaar ewes at Rds. 2 each.
1937Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric. & Forestry) 199In certain individual sheep was observed the occurrence of coarse opaque, brittle, kempy fibres..in contrast to the soft silky hair of the greater majority. This difference of covering is submitted to be the origin of a sub-division in Ronderib sheep, namely the ‘Blinkhaar’ and the ‘Steekhaar’.
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