Perendale sheep are the progeny of second and subsequent crosses of Cheviot/Romney Cross sheep, i.e. Perendale rams or Cheviot/Romney Cross rams on Cheviot/Romney ewes, or Perendale rams on Perendale ewes. There are certain characteristics which have made the Perendale so popular in New Zealand and Australia as truly easy-care, multi-purpose sheep.

The Perendales are:

Perendale rams are very active and a ratio of 1 ram to 75 ewes is adequate.

General Appearance:
A medium sized, white-faced sheep showing unmistakable Cheviot ancestry in its open face, the carriage of its head and neck and its ease of movement.

Resemblance to its other parent, the Romney, is shown in its weight of fleece and, to a lesser extent, in its size.

Breed Contact:
Australian Perendale Association
Secretary: Mrs. Antoinette (Toine) Bovill
Address: 1470 Loves Lane, Dumbalk Vic 3956
Phone: 03 5664 1258