five Cheviot breeds and Miniature Cheviots are mostly of this
breed type. The fully matured miniature sheep at two years old
are to be 19-23" when measured at the top of the shoulder
after being sheared, and less than 100 pounds. The Miniatures
are the most beautiful, stylish, alert, short legged and blocky of
them all. Both sexes are hornless.  Their head is medium small
in size; males have a slight roman nose. Their ears are sharply
erect and small, eyes bold. The neck is medium short and
thick. Their backs are broad and flat with a strong rump and a
large full hip. The ribs are well sprung.  Legs are short and
somewhat slender, being set wide apart. The eyes, nose, lips
and hooves are to be all black. Small conspicuous black or
white spots often appear on the ears and occasionally on the
face and legs. Rams are to appear more masculine than the
ewes.  As dams, they are excellent mothers; staying close to
The Brecknock Cheviot sheep are naturally the smallest of the
their lambs at all times. They milk well and though the lambs
The Brecknock Cheviot sheep are naturally the smallest of the
are born very small, they are strong and grow quickly.
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