1.Notes on the origin, history and distribution.
of the Scottish Mountain Blackface breed of sheep
2. The salient points of the breed type of the
Scottish Mountain Blackface sheep are described;
the characteristics of the fleece are discussed and
a definition of kemp fibres as encountered in the
wool of this breed is given. Observations on the
macroscopic characters, growth, and economic
importance of kemp in relation to the utilisation. of
Blackface and other wools, are included.
3. Investigations to discover the nature of the
distribution of kemp over the body and the methods
adopted in obtaining samples are described.
4. A short description of the system of flock
management of the sheep which supplied most of the
experimental material is given, with special
reference to the methods employed to mark and record
the ewes and lambs.
5. Laboratory methods used in making analyses
of the wool samples are described in detail.
6. Data accumulated from the analyses of the wool
samples collected are presented.
7. A discussion of the facts emerging from the data
is given, including a survey of the results obtained
by other workers.