Breed Characteristics

Head
Hornless; Back of head between and under the ears covered with short wool and showing a medium bob; Ears of good length and fine texture, and free from black/brown sports; Nostrils dark in colour and wide; Ram with bold masculine head of medium size.

Neck
Thick, short & well set.

Shoulders
Well laid, level and wide at top.

Chest
Wide, deep & well forward.



Ribs
Well sprung; Barrell deep, thick, long with straight underline.

Back
Long and level, backbone not prominent.

Rump, Tail, Hind Quarters
Rump, wide and well fleshed; Hind quarters, deep, full, broad.



Legs, Feet, Hooves
Medium long, straight, square, well apart, good bone and covered with wool to the knees/hocks. Slight feather on hind legs below hocks permitted but not desired. Hoof black, with sound horn.



Belly
Well covered with short thick wool.

Fleece
White, moderately long. Fibre, wavy and fine textured; staple, broad, closely set and free from tips. Fleece in general as uniform as possible in fibre texture.



Skin
Light and pink.

Carriage
Gay and alert.