Southdown Sheep Society, NZ

"The sheep with an illustrious past and a very bright future"

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The Southdown sheep is uniquely different from any other breed. It is characterised by its body shape and size, wool type, head shape and face and leg colour.

We have several pages devoted to various aspects of ‘our’ breed and over time hope to add more pages here including information about the Southdown breed’s history in New Zealand, stories about breeders who have had a prominent influence on our breed as well as more information relevant to todays breeders.

Below are links to the various sections at present;

Breed History – Since the Agricultural Revolution (1700′s) to the present day no breed has contributed more to the advancement to the sheep meat industry than the Southdown. Almost without exception every British meat breed has used the Southdown to Establish or improve their breed. [read on]

Standard of Excellence – A Southdown sheep is uniquely different from any other breed. It is characterised by its body shape and size, wool type, head shape and face and leg colour. [read on]