Shropshire Sheep are medium sized Sheep. They are active and
alert. They have a soft black face, with a covering of wool on the poll. Their
ears should be soft, black and well set on. Their body is well-fleshed, long,
deep and symmetrical, having a broad straight back with well-sprung ribs. Their
legs are medium in length, of strong bone and upright joints, well set apart
and soft black in color. Their cherry skin is covered in dense, fine quality
wool weighing 3-4kg with an average staple of 10cm. Average mature ewe weighs
80kg, rams 120kg.
Content and Photo Source: National Sheep Association.