HEAD - Wide
and level between the ears, with no sign of a dark poll.
MUZZLE & FACE - Colour of the fleece and hair on the muzzle of an off-white fleeced sheep should be a shade from very light tan to brown to cinnamon to mousy grey with even colours preferred. Blends of similar shades are acceptable in the fleece and hair of the muzzle. Muzzles lacking pigmentation and are solid white are a breed disqualification. The short coloured fleece and hair on the face should ideally cover the entire muzzle and extend from the corners of the mouth to a rounded point between the eyes on the adult sheep and the fleece on the cheeks, forehead and around the eyes should not be so long as to obstruct vision. Black muzzles on black/grey sheep. There may be some greying on the nose of black sheep with age.
EYES - Large, bright and prominent.
EARS - Medium
size and covered with short wool.
NECK - Wide at base, strong and well set on the shoulder.
- short, straight, and well placed at corners. Lower leg fleece colour similar
to muzzle colour. The coloured fleece of the legs should extend from the feet
to about the knees where it meets the body fleece.
CHEST, & BACK - Shoulder
well laid into the ribs and level to the back. Chest deep. Back level from
shoulder to tail with only a slight slope of the croup. Overall body length
slightly longer than tall.
LOIN - Long, wide and thick.
be deep and wide, thick through the heart girth and well sprung.
RUMP/CROUP & TAIL - Rump wide and of medium length, with only a slight slope of the croup. Tail is large and set high on a line almost level with the chin when standing in a natural alert stance.
SADDLE (THIGHS & TWIST) - Full
well-muscled hind saddle, well let down, with a deep wide muscling through the
twist and legs.
61CM is ideal. Heights below 43 CM and above 60CM are a disqualification. ewes under 45CM are discouraged, Lambing
without difficulty is one of the qualities of the “Baby dolls
a delicate grey to bright pink on off-white sheep and of dark tones on black
FLEECE - Of fine texture great density, and of sufficient length of staple covering the whole of the body down to the hocks and knees and right up to the cheeks, with a foretop, but not around the eyes or across the bridge of the nose.
COLOURS - All colors acceptable. No more than one blemish any larger than 4-inches on any area of the animal.
RAMS - Rams should look more masculine and are usually larger than ewes. They should be rectangular looking on a moderate frame. They must have both testicles descended. If one or both are not, it is a breed disqualification and the ram cannot be registered.
EWES - Ewes should have a broad, well-attached, but not pendulous udder with two teats. She should be capable of producing and raising twins.
UDDER- The udder should be wide and well attached with two teats. Extra teats are discriminated against.
colour with distinct margins anywhere on its fleece OR one area of contrasting
colour larger than 4-inches in diameter with distinct margins between the two
Sheep accepted into the AABMGS Inc. Miniature Sheep Branch, under Babydoll will be registered as a foundation animal providing there is proof that animal is currently registered with ASSBA under “Southdown “, in theASSBA stud book and must meet the height standard of above 43 CM and below 60CM
GRADING WITH AABMGS INC. -
F1 has to have ONE Foundation registered parent and the height recorded.
F2 has to have a registered F1 parent and One Foundation parent and the height recorded.
F3 has to have at least 1 registered F2 parent and one Foundation parent or higher and the height recorded.
F4 has to have at least 1 registered F3 parent and One Foundation parent and the height has to be under the qualifying Registration height of 60 cm and above 43 cm.