Aussiedowns are large sheep were
developed in the early 1990s in Australia. Today they are mainly distributed in
New South Wales, Victoria, Australia. They were developed through crossbreeding
Southdown and Texel sheep. The resulting progeny have a maximum of 75 percent
Southdown and Texel ancestry.
They are mainly raised as prime
lamb sires, by crossing them over purebred or crossbred ewes. They are very
good for meat production.
They are generally completely
white. Both rams and ewes are generally polled.