About White Suffolk Sheep
Beginning in 1977, Dr. Ewan Roberts of the University of New
South Wales in Australia started a breeding program to develop a terminal sire
breed of sheep. His goals were to have a breed with the confirmation,
structure, and growth of the Suffolk, but with a white head and legs. The
initial cross was between Suffolk and Polled Dorset and separately Suffolk
crossed with Border Leicester. The F2 and subsequent generations were selected
against black points and for increased gain.
White Suffolk sheep have similar features to Suffolk sheep,
however, instead of dark points the White Suffolk has a white face and legs.