Teeswater Breed Standard

The Breed Standard is used, not only for judging, but also applies to a good sheep to be used to produce good representative progeny.

Teeswater Sheep Description


Good Broad, Clean head with well developed jaw.
Long Brown nose.
Short Broad teeth meeting the pad.
Low set ears and bright eyes with plenty of width.


Long drawn with plenty of width, deep ribs and good hindquarters.


Straight and well apart with plenty of bone.
Up on the pasterns with sound feet.
Colour broken white and brown.
Leg in each corner.


Good, clean open lustre staple, not too strong and of medium length, with no black fibres.
Uniform over the whole fleece. This should be fine, long-stapled lustre wool, with no dark fibres in the fleece.
it should be uniform in texture over the whole body.


Upstanding, head held high.
Parades well.
Good general appearance.

Key Characteristics

Size - Large, Ewes 90kg, Rams 120kg
Uses - Crossing Sire, specialist Wool productions
Hardy - Fairly Hardy and can cope with most conditions
Lambing % - Very prolific - 200%
Meat - Lean sheep with well developed hindquarters
Wool - Is in great demand for worsted suiting, knitting wools, as well as blending with other fibres. Staple length 20-30cm, Fleece weight 4 - 8kgs.
Fleeces are in great demand by hand spinners.


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If you have any queries, please do say hello and contact us via the contact form or use the contact details below :or speak to one of our members at a show or sale (details of shows and sales can be found under the Shows, Sales and Auctions section)

Here's how you can contact us...

Teeswater Sheep Breeders' Association

Breed Secretary

Olivia Conner,

Blakeston Hall,

Blakeston Lane,

Thorpe Thewles

TS21 3LQ

Phone: 07377884363


E-mail: info@teeswatersheep.co.uk



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