Soundness wins the day
Judge Donald Cochrane said the Colorado sheep were well structured and stood well.
He said structural soundness was a trait often not considered enough by breeders.
“All too often the pasterns of the animal are not given the attention they deserve, and quite often it can lead to entrants losing valuable points in a competition,” he said.
“The Colorado South sheep were a fine example of a breeder paying attention to this aspect.”
With the ASSBA interbreed ewe, exhibited by the Colorado Border Leicester stud, were judges David Hicks, Donald Cochrane and Gavin Wall and handler Harriet Moss.