Aylesbury Duck 100% Merino Top


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Merino is perfect for spinning or felting, it's super soft with a micron count of 23! All our Merino colours are named after the Chilterns and the surrounding area.

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domesticated duck, bred mainly for its meat and  appearance. It is a large duck with pure white plumage, a pink bill, orange legs and feet, an unusually large keel, and a horizontal stance with its body parallel to the ground. The precise origins of the breed are unclear, but raising white ducks became popular in  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in the 18th century owing to the demand for white feathers as a filler for quilts. Over the 19th century selective breeding for size, shape and colour led to the Aylesbury duck. Although there is only one surviving flock of pure Aylesbury ducks in the United Kingdom the Aylesbury duck remains a symbol of the town of  Aylesbury, and appears on the coat of arms of Aylesbury.

100g shown

Although we try to match the true colour in the photograph, please be aware that colours on different monitors differ. Come into the shop to see and feel it in the flesh as it were!

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