About Borderdale Sheep
Borderdale sheep were
developed in New Zealand. They are the result of breeding the Border Leicester
and Corriedale breeds and interbreeding each generation until the F5 stage.
Borderdales are a medium-large, hardy, long-woolled breed, with a comparatively
low susceptibility to foot rot. They have a good growth rate.
Ewes are often used
for crossbreeding with terminal sires from the meat breeds. Borderdales are
found mainly on the plains, dowlands, and foothills of Canterbury (New