Devon & Cornwall Longwool Association

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Standard of Excellence for Devon and Cornwall Longwool Sheep

Head

Medium sized, flat between the ears, showing good width and well covered with curly wool

Polled

Face is white, medium length with broad deep muzzle nostrils dark and open. Exterior lips need to be black. Inside lips and tongue pink.

Eyes full and bright

Ears should be parallel with head and be of medium length and moderate thickness. The ears should be covered outside with smooth white hair and with distinct black spots. Inside they should be pink with little hair.

Neck

Short strong and well let-in at the shoulders

Shoulders

Well set, the top level with the back and with the base of the neck

Chest

Wide and deep set

Back

Broad, wide and level with a well-developed loin

Body

Deep and of medium length. Ribs well sprung, thick through the heart. Tail well set up on line with the back. Back fleshy. Underline parallel with the back.

Legs

Short, well placed at the four corners, straight between the joints with plenty of bone. Well fleshed out to the hocks. Well developed thighs, well wooled to below the knees and hocks.

Feet

Should be of medium size and well set up on their joints. The hoof should be black in colour.

Fleece

The sheep should be evenly covered all over with a coat of long , dense curly wool of wide staple and good quality and free from kemp or hair

Skin

Fine, soft and pink

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