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Body Part
Quality
Head
Masculine, of moderate size, narrowing towards the nose. Full in shape, especially the forehead and under the eyes. A good width between the horns (two or three finger’s length). Nostrils should be black and not too wide. No wool on forehead or cheeks. Should be a moderate length between the eye and nose with a deep strong jaw.
Teeth
Wide, not too long, and sound.
Ears
Moderate thickness and length, tilted up (in the style of a horse’s ear).
Eyes
Large and lively, good width between, not too close to the horn.
Horns
Good width between the two horns that do not rise straight up and come down but they have a good, clear curve. Of moderate size and lightweight, the aim should be to have a yellow colour as much as possible. While horned rams are approved, a good ram should not be rejected because it is polled.
Throat
Moderate size, strong that blends well into the chest.
Shoulders
Round, full, strong and blends well to the rear. No weakness behind the shoulder that carries well from the nape.
Breast
Wide, deep and long; good continuation.
Back
Strong, short but carries well from the shoulder to the loin; flat and full.
Rib
Deep bow and enough to ensure plenty of girth around the heart.
Loin
Broad, full and strong, short of the rib to the top of the thigh.
Rump
Wide, with a good length from its hip to the tail base, and to carry well.
Tail
Full, a little below the hock, full and rounded at the base of the tail. Rough wool (blending well into the rump).
Hip
Wide, to come down well to the hocks with rough wool.
Belly
Wide, and woolly. Scrotum not carried too low nor split.
Bones
Moderate with good flexibility in the leg, wide and flat (like a horse’s).
Feet
Black nails, hard hoof and wide sole.
Skin
Pink
Legs
Moderate length to the joint and no wool on the legs below the joint.
Colour
Yellow, cream-coloured or golden and white spots.
Wool
Thick, strong fleece with good length. White in colour but should not be penalised for having colour on neck or tail.
Appearance
Resilient and solid with a light and lively walk holding head up well.
The foundation of the Welsh sheep industry # A dual Purpose Sheep - suitable for upland or lowland

Cymdeithas Defaid Mynydd Cymreig © 2022

Website designed and maintained by H G Web Designs

Body Part
Quality
Head
Masculine, of moderate size, narrowing towards the nose. Full in shape, especially the forehead and under the eyes. A good width between the horns (two or three finger’s length). Nostrils should be black and not too wide. No wool on forehead or cheeks. Should be a moderate length between the eye and nose with a deep strong jaw.
Teeth
Wide, not too long, and sound.
Ears
Moderate thickness and length, tilted up (in the style of a horse’s ear).
Eyes
Large and lively, good width between, not too close to the horn.
Horns
Good width between the two horns that do not rise straight up and come down but they have a good, clear curve. Of moderate size and lightweight, the aim should be to have a yellow colour as much as possible. While horned rams are approved, a good ram should not be rejected because it is polled.
Throat
Moderate size, strong that blends well into the chest.
Shoulders
Round, full, strong and blends well to the rear. No weakness behind the shoulder that carries well from the nape.
Breast
Wide, deep and long; good continuation.
Back
Strong, short but carries well from the shoulder to the loin; flat and full.
Rib
Deep bow and enough to ensure plenty of girth around the heart.
Loin
Broad, full and strong, short of the rib to the top of the thigh.
Rump
Wide, with a good length from its hip to the tail base, and to carry well.
Tail
Full, a little below the hock, full and rounded at the base of the tail. Rough wool (blending well into the rump).
Hip
Wide, to come down well to the hocks with rough wool.
Belly
Wide, and woolly. Scrotum not carried too low nor split.
Bones
Moderate with good flexibility in the leg, wide and flat (like a horse’s).
Feet
Black nails, hard hoof and wide sole.
Skin
Pink
Legs
Moderate length to the joint and no wool on the legs below the joint.
Colour
Yellow, cream-coloured or golden and white spots.
Wool
Thick, strong fleece with good length. White in colour but should not be penalised for having colour on neck or tail.
Appearance
Resilient and solid with a light and lively walk holding head up well.
The foundation of the Welsh sheep industry # A dual Purpose Sheep - suitable for upland or lowland