Notes on the Interpretation of the breed standard for breeders and judges
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Fine and regular, the rams are horned; the bridge of the nose and forehead should form a continuous line. A slight bridge to the nose in the ram, flat or very slightly bridged in the ewe, not concave.
Bright and lively look, a prominent orbit to the eye.
Fine, small, short, mobile, rounded at the tip and have a tendency to be carried pricked.
Dark for the blacks and browns, light for the whites, triangular in section, strong, curled in a single spiral, of large amplitude, not too close to the head.
Full and rounded, without dewlap. Toggles or wattles are permitted but not desirable.
Withers not prominent, deep chest.
A level top line from the withers to the base of the tail.
Short, above the hocks.
Slender, of medium length, well proportioned, good pasterns.
Adult Ram 49cm
Solid uniform colours are black, brown and white. In each colour a range of variation is allowed:
– in whites: a red base to a white fleece giving a light reddish aspect appearing mostly on the head, legs or the tail is acceptable.
Present on the forehead, and partly on the cheeks. Covering all the body, descending at least to the knees and just to the hocks.
Alert and nimble with a smart active gait