Characteristics

 

Annual flock inspections are conducted by competent judges who are keen breeders and registered flock owners have attained in large measure, uniformity of type and breed character. The Society holds annual sales of purebred registered rams in Blessington, Co Wicklow and Stranorlar, Co Donegal in Ireland, where hundreds of rams are exhibited and sold.
The following characteristics are examined:

Colour

 

Head

 

 

Neck

 

Shoulders

 

Chest

 

Ribs

 

Back

 

 

Tail

 

Legs

 

Feet

 

Belly

 

Fleece

 

Skin

 

Carriage

White

 

Medium in length, well covered with short fine white hair, ears not too long, of fair width and rising erect from the head, nose arched and broad, nostrils full, black and wide open.

 

Moderate in length, strong, well laid into shoulders

 

Level on top and fitting in to the ribs without weakness immediately behind the shoulder 

 

Full, deep, broad, and extending well forward

 

Well sprung

 

Medium Length, level with good strong loin, rump wide and well finished hind quarters deep full and well led down to Hocks

 

Broad, full of good length and nicely fringed with wool

 

Medium length, well set, broad and flat covered with short hard white hair

 

Sound, strong and well developed.

 

Well covered with short close fine wool

 

Fairly fine, densely and closely grown of equal quality and well grown on throat, near forearms and hocks

 

Pink in colour

 

Strong, lively, sprightly and active.