The Breed Points below should be noted in the judging of Teeswater Sheep and apply to a correct sheep to be used to produce good representative progeny.
Teeswater Sheep Description
Good broad, clean head with well developed jaw.
Large brown nose.
Short broad teeth meeting the pad.
Low set ears.
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 on each corner.
Good, clean open lustre staple, not too strong and of medium length, with no black fibres.
Uniform over the whole fleece.
Upstanding, head held high.
Good general appearance.
Size - Large, Ewes 90kg, Rams 120kg
Uses - Crossing sire, specialist wool production
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 also in great demand by hand spinners.
Teeswater Sheep Breeders' Association