Lleyn Sheep Characteristics

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Revised January 2010, and supersedes all previous details of the Lleyn breed.

HEAD - Distinctive and feminine; warm white in colour; wide forehead; good length from eye to nose, straight to slightly dished and narrowing towards the nose; bright' lively eyes; black nose.

EARS - Medium size and thickness and black spots desirable; base preferably starting from the wool.

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NECK - Average length, well set on shoulders.

BREAST - Wide and well forward.

SHOULDER - Well set.

RIB - Long and well arched

BACK - Good length

LOIN - Broad; well joined to rump, well set tail

LEGS - Average length, with no wool lower than the hock. Colour warm white.

BONE - Flat.

TAIL - The tail should be docked according to current practice

WOOL - Containing no kemp, of good length, dense and of high quality.  Excessive peeling/stripping of wool is discouraged within the breed.

RAMS - Hornless

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