Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 225

You are here


[Page 225]

and good country did a great deal for me.  Many of the present successful competitors had rams frequently from me in early times.  I mention these facts to shew you that the acknowledged improvements of many of these flocks was effected through half or I should rather say well bred rams.  I quite recollect the difference between the pure and the cross bred wool, and the facility you had in recognizing the one from the other;  but it is a question whether the constant supply of superior males for nearly half a century might not have created that superiority in their fleece, as it did also in the symmetry of the animal.  I used to fancy when travelling first over Port Phillip meeting flocks descended from Camden which I recognized from their symmetry;  the fine head, and compact form &c &c.

Respecting Furlongs sheep, I daresay you observed his stations were offered for sale.  They are now in the possession of Joshua Brothers, to whom they are

This page has its status set to Completed and is no longer transcribable.