Romney is a lustrous Longwool and spinning it with a semi-worsted technique accentuates its shine and silkiness. This pattern creates a range of shades of color on a single fleece. Romney breeding stock registered through the American Romney Breeders Association. The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed.. A variety of types of Romneys have been developed to adapt to the climate, feed, location and type of soil on which they are grown. When choosing which Romneys to register, show, and use for breeding, members should refer to the standards to determine if an animal is worthy of registration, and whether the animal should be used for breeding. Unless specifically noted as a disqualification, purebred Romneys, possessing a majority of the characteristics in the breed standard, should be considered as worthy animals. A mottled nose should be discriminated against – mottling can be either black with gray or black with pink in white Romneys. Each species have specific numbers of chromosomes. Legs: Legs should have a strong bone structure. Contact us to place an order. Human cells have twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, or forty-six in all. The Romney will continue to grow and mature until 2-3 years of age; consistent and ongoing growth during the first two years will result in an adult sheep that weighs within the target range. Each chromosome is made up of thousands of genes – the building blocks of genetic coding that specify particular traits. Similarly, an individual breeder may choose to emphasize one trait or characteristic over another: breeders raise Romneys to meet varying local conditions. Sheep which might have been rinsed with water 6-7 weeks before being shown should not be discounted providing they exhibit the characteristics of a Romney fleece. In addition, it should have the necessary bulk and handle that is expected of wool of comparable micron. A minimum amount of smut above the nose is undesirable but not a disqualifier. Genes are not all created equal – they can have dominance. For the purpose of the standard, ARBA will refer to: Natural Colored as BLACK pigmented Romneys. Chest: Deep and wide. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. They are sturdy animals, with a strong bone structure, large body capacity and a uniform fleece which is characteristic of the breed. We emphasize fleece and breed character in our flock with a fondness for black noses and thick fuzzy ears. We have brought in different breeds of sheep to cross with our Romney sheep to produce the best wool for needle felting and continue to work to improve what we already have available. DNA determines the shape, form, and details of the creation of which it is part. The body should be deep and broad although the animal should be narrower in the front than the rear. Contact us for more information. Black with slate gray is preferred over black with pink. Pasterns should be strong and upright. Thighs: Deep and full. The natural black, gray, silver and brown colors of the natural colored Romneys are frequently among the most sought after fleeces at shows and sales. The choices of genes for a particular locus are called alleles. Quality: Romney wool is moderately dense but parts easily and is free opening in nature with a well-defined crimp from butt to tip. herding, tracking etc. Registration Form (with editable fields) Additional fiber may extend to the hock. Hair should be fine and the skin pink in white animals, black in natural colored, and brown in moorits. The poll should be covered with wool and free of horns and hair. (123456 BB on pedigree papers), Moorit as BROWN pigmented Romneys. Hips: Level, smooth, and wide apart. Weight: This will vary as breeders raise Romneys to meet varying local conditions.