F. W. Dry – seen here in his later years – researched the inheritance of hairiness in wool from 1929. By 1940 he had isolated a gene which produced a coarse medullated (hairy) fleece that was ideal for making carpet. In the 1960s the Drysdale became a commercial breed.
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