Breed Description

Breed Description

The Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society is reluctant to issue a definitive ‘Breed Standard’ and collaborates with The Rare Breeds Survival Trust in agreeing a more general ‘Description’ as follows:

The Castlemilk Moorit is one of the larger primitive (type) breeds with mature ewes weighing in the region of 40kgs. (85lbs.) and rams 55kgs. (120lbs.) The head is clean and level between the ears. The ewes exhibit two uniform and wide spreading horns which are much heavier and evenly spiralled in the rams, avoiding the cheeks.

The neck should be well set on the shoulders following on to a straight back and well sprung ribs; the tail is naturally short and narrow. Both sexes should be upstanding on clean fine-boned legs, with naturally small feet. It’s whole appearance is graceful and well balanced; they are extremely agile and fleet footed.