United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
|PAINTED DESERT SHEEP BREED STANDARDS
|PAGE 1 Contains:
General Appearance; Head; Nose; Coat including Colors, Patterns and items affecting color
PAGE 2 Contains:
Ears; Eyes; Incisor Teeth; Neck; Shoulders and Withers; Chest; Back; Ribs and Abdomen; Bottom Line; Legs; Rump; Thigh;
Twist; Udder; Scrotum; Tail; Hoof; Horns including Distance from Face, Horn Shape, Horn Length, and Horn Color; Size; Weight;
Background and Heritage; Traits Required for Registration; Traits Discriminated Against; Disqualifications
|SPOTTING CATEGORIES OF THE
PAINTED DESERT SHEEP
Tracked in the pedigrees and printed on Registration and Recorded Certificates. Assigned by the Registrar.
In picture examples, please keep in mind you are only seeing one side. Both sides are taken into consideration.
Assigned by the registrar, tracked in the pedigrees and printed on Registration Certificates
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Pictures are copyrighted by owners of the sheep pictured and permission will need to
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|ITEMS AFFECTING COAT COLORS AND APPEARANCE OF PATTERNS
|Same lamb pictured above at birth
and to the right at age 6 months -
|CATEGORY ONE (1): Flashy / Loud
For sheep with the most colorful and eye catching spotting patterns. Very
Distinctive and Flashy, with sheep having an evenly distributed amount of color,
or color combinations, and white.
|CATEGORY TWO (2): Medium Flashy
The next level of spotting for very colorful sheep. Sheep that have nice spotting
patterns but spotting or color patterns are not as evenly distributed over the
entire sheep as in Category One (1)
Larger colored areas than defined smaller spots.
|CATEGORY SIX (6) Solid
Solid color sheep with no white markings in any area, OR solid white sheep with
no additional colored spots. If a solid color or solid white sheep is produced out
of two Registered Painted Desert Sheep or one Registered and one Recorded
Painted Desert Sheep, the offspring can be RECORDED with pedigrees noted
and can be used as breeding stock in the Painted Desert Sheep Registry. Such
sheep will be listed as Recorded and Pattern will be listed as Solid along with
color on Recording Certificates. Solid colored sheep can not be inspected in
(Recorded or Registered) as a Painted Desert with an unregistered or unknown
sire or dam.
|CATEGORY FIVE (5) Minimal
Sheep with a very minimal area of color on a white body or a minimal area of
white on a colored body that shows in registration photos.
|CATEGORY THREE (3): Medium
Sheep with one or more main colors and white areas highlighting it, or sheep that are
mainlywhite with colored areas highlighting them
|CATEGORY FOUR (4) Medium Minimal
Sheep with the body being a main color(s) with the majority of white markings
mainly on head, legs or tail. Some Sheep may have minimal white markings on
body as well. Or sheep that are
white with minimal spotting on face legs and body.
|Back of mature ram's head showing "hump"