Australian All Breeds Miniature Goat Society Inc.


INC#: IA41987
HEAD OFFICE: 833 Gatton Clifton Road, Ma Ma Creek. Qld. 4347

Babydoll

All information, breed standard, photos and descriptions

provided by Deb Royans of Tanjar Stud

Pinjarra. Western Australia

[email protected]


BREED STANDARD


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.


CARRIAGE - Legs - 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.


SHOULDERS, 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.


RIBS - Should 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.


HIND SADDLE (THIGHS & TWIST) - Full well-muscled hind saddle, well let down, with a deep wide muscling through the twist and legs.


HEIGHT - 45CM- 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


SKIN - Of a delicate grey to bright pink on off-white sheep and of dark tones on black sheep.


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. 


DISQUALIFICATIONS

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  • Solid 1" or larger scurs or horns
  • Roman nose
  • Bright solid pink nose and lips, as are those without any pigmentation

      (pale white)

  • Severe under or overbite, with distinct space between teeth and edge of dental 

      pad 

  • Solid white hooves
  • One or both testicles not descended
  • Off-white fleeced sheep with a black muzzle and/or legs
  • Black-fleeced sheep with an off-white muzzle and/or legs
  • Bright white-fleeced sheep
  • A predominately off-white fleeced or black-fleeced sheep with a contrasting

     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    

     colours