The Coopworth breed originated in New Zealand in the 1960's from Border
Leicester x Romney crosses and was first imported into the U.S. in the late
1970's. The breed is medium-sized with a very open white face and little or no
wool on the legs. They have been intensively selected for easy lambing,
prolificacy and good mothering ability. The wool is relatively coarse and has
a long staple length.
Registrations - Previous five year average, 1,621