Southdown Sheep are a good all-rounder, capable of meeting
the needs of all breeders. They are a well-fleshed, meaty, sheep with a wide,
level back through to the tail and a leg at each corner. Their wool is of
fine texture and great density covering the whole body down to the hocks. Their
ears are small and covered with short wool. Southdown Sheep are an easy lambing
breed. Rams are robust, good on their feet and long lived. Average mature
weight for ewes is 65 – 75kg, rams 85 – 100kg.
Content and photo source: The National Sheep Association.