Cotswold sheep, large, white-faced, hornless breed with a broad, flat back, moderately deep body, heavy fleece, and long, coarse wool hanging in ringlets. It was originated in the Cotswold Hills in England. The Cotswold is often crossed with the Merino and Rambouillet breeds. In the United States it is found mostly in the Northwest.
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