Form. — Compact, thick-set and short-legged; body deep, thick, and of medium length ; top line straight; under line low in flanks ; scale large for age.

Quality. — General refinement and symmetry of clean-cut features; mutton breed character pronounced ; head, neck, and legs short; bone fine and smooth ; fleece pure and fine.

Condition. — Prime ; a deep, even covering of firm, mellow, and springy flesh, without lumps, patches, rolls, or undue accumulations of fat, especially in back loin, rump, or fore flanks; neck thick; shoulder-vein full; top and points of shoulder, back-bone, and loin smoothly covered, and leg of mutton deep and full.

Constitution. — Should be thoroughly healthy.

Early maturity. — General refinement and compactness ; body large ; extremities small; shortness of head, neck, and legs ; amplitude of girth in chest, belly, and flanks.

 Parts of the sheep

Fig. 11. — Parts of the sheep. 1, head ; 2, neck ; 3, shoulder vein ; 4, shoulder ; 5, brisket; 6, fore leg ; 7, chest; 8, ribs ; 9, top of shoulder ; 10, back ; 11, loin ; 12, hip ; 13, rump ; 14, tail; 15, giggot or leg of mutton ; 16, hind leg; 17, flank ; 18, belly 19, fore flank ; 20, twist. (Cyclo. Amer. Agric.)

Scale of points                                              Perfect

2.   Scale, estimated weight — lb.; corrected — lb.; score according to age 12

3.   Skin, bright, clean, and free from scurf ; color according to breed . 1

4.   Fleece, pure, uniformly long and dense ; crimp, even and fine; quality fine; condition bright, clean, and lustrous ; yolk evenly distributed and moderately abundant; general character according to breed .       12

5.    Muzzle, fine, nostrils open...............        1

6.   Face, short; color and covering according to breed......        2

7.   Eyes, bright and clear................        2

8.   Forehead, broad ; wooled according to breed........        2

9.   Ears, fine; length, color, covering and carriage according to breed .        2

10.    Neck, short and thick, blending smoothly with shoulder..... 3

11.   Shoulder, broad, compact and snug; thickly and evenly fleshed . . 5

12.   Fore legs, straight, short, arm full; bone fine and smooth ; feet strong; color and covering according to breed.......... 3

13.   Chest, deep, broad, and full; brisket wide, heart-girth large; fore flanks deep and full................ 5

14.   Back, broad, straight, and of medium length ; ribs well sprung ; thickly and evenly fleshed.................       10

15.   Loin, broad and straight; thickly and evenly flashed......       10

16.   Rump, long, level and wide ; hips smooth ; thickly and evenly fleshed    10

17.   Thighs, full, fleshed low down, twist deep and full.......       15

19.   Hind legs, straight and short, bone fine and smooth; feet strong; color and covering according to breed.......... 3

Total......................100