The Whiteface Dartmoor sheep are hardy and can withstand very wet or cold winters.
They are excellent for crossing and ewes are first class milkers and good mothers.
Registered sheep should have upright pasterns, and teeth that meet the edge of the pad. They should comply with DEFRA rules with regards to identification (tagging) and tail docking.
Characteristics for the ideal Whiteface Dartmoor
|RAMS SHOULD BE HORNED|
|FACE||FREE OF WOOL|
|BROAD AND BOLD|
|EARS||SHORT AND THICK WITH ROUNDED ENDS|
|OCCASIONAL BLACK SPOTS|
|NECK||STRONG BY THE SHOULDER|
|BODY||MEDIUM LENGTH, DEEP AND BROAD|
|BREAST||DEEP AND PROMINENT|
|WOOL||WHITE OF GOOD STAPLE|
|FAIRLY STRONG CURL|
|AVERAGE FLEECE WEIGHT 5.5-7.5KG FROM EWES|
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