STANDARD DEFINED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF the G.E.M.O. of December 5, 1981 and modified by the General assembly of November 16, 1991 :
1 ° – HEAD :
Fine and regular, with horns for rams, chamfer and forehead forming a line. Very light chamfer concerning the ram.
EYE : Glittering, lively glance, striking orbits.
EAR : Fine, small, short, mobile, tending to stand itself.
HORN : Dark for the blacks and the browns, clear for the whites, triangular, strong section, rolled up with a single spiral of big amplitude at a good distance from the head.
2 ° – NECK :
Circle, without plate of baleen, collars for rams.
3 ° – TRUNK :
No striking withers, deep breast.
4 ° – BACK :
Straight top line from the withers to the base of the tail.
5 ° – PELVIS :
6 ° – LIMBS :
Thin, of medium length, well proportionned, good balances. Dark nails for the blacks and browns, clear for the whites.
Rams : 49 centimeters. Ewe : 46 centimeters.
8 ° – COLOUR :
Any uniform tints : Black, black becoming brown, brown, white.
Profoundly red for the white colour, hence a slightly reddish aspect, especially on the head, on the paws and on the tail.
Cause of disqualification :
Size : to big, bad balances, bad nails.
Too much developed members.
For rams: too asymmetrical horns, either too frail, or too much squeezed, or too much pushed aside. Absence of horns.
Colour black and white.
Too long tail, too big ears, hooked chamfer to the ewe or too hooked to the ram.
Presence of drops under theneck.
Are admitted among young lambs : For the blacks : small white mark on the forehead.
For the whites: red marks on the neck, the tail and the paws.
These marks soften with the age.
It appeared, very rarely, for certain ewes, small horns without osseous post. In the current state of observations, it can not be considered as a defect.
It is necessary to notice that simple births are characteristic of the race, double births are extremely rare and not popular.
9 ° – WOOL:
Expanse : Fleece furnishing the forehead, a part of cheeks, dressing all the body and coming down at least to the knees and down to the hocks.
Colour : Black, brown, brown, white.
Pigmentation must be homogeneous in all the fleece.
Texture : Semi-closed fleece and well packed, locks from 8 to 10 cms for a growth of 12 months.
Presence of hairs and hétérotypes, fibers possessing a medullary canal. Location : throat, especially accentuated for the ram, the nape of the neck, at the bottom of the thighs. As the same nuance as the set of fleece, these hairs can be darker.
Average sharpness : 27 in 28 microns.
Quality : Very sweet wool in the touch, very supple.
Middle weight of fleeces :
rams : 4,5 % of live weight.
Ewes : 4 % of live weight.
Cause of disqualification :
Fleece outside standard.
Heterogeneous colour, spots on the fleece.
Hollow, matted fleece.
Lack area, of pressed down, length lock.