Originally from New Zealand, the Perendale sheep breed is a mixture between the Romney and Border Cheviot. Their features include open faces and average size bodies. These sheep are valued for their long and superior fleece that is of medium consistency.
About the Perendale Breed
Raising Perendale sheep is easy since they are good-natured, resilient and easily adapt to a number of climates and areas.
The Perendale can easily be raised in areas that receive heavy rainfall and this breed is able to acclimate well to cold temperatures.
Perendale history explains that the breed was developed in order to fulfill the requirements of country farmers around the world.
Today the Perendale is one of the most common breeds in New Zealand. When the Perendale is crossbred with the Merino they are known to produce exceptional lambs. This is a popular breeding for commercial wool farms who are concerned with producing high quality fleece and animals first and foremost.
Perendale Sheep Breed Information
|MATURE BODY WEIGHT||Ram: 220-260 lbs.|
Ewe: 120-150 lbs.
|AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER||Micron: 29-35|
USDA Wool Grade: 44’s-54’s
|GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT||Ewe: 8 lbs.|
To learn more about the Perendale breed or to find a breeder near you, visit the North American Perendale Association website.