Australian Whites are Australian meat sheep which was
developed for Australian conditions. Australian White sheep are a stabilized
composite haired meat breed comprising White Dorper, Van Rooy, Poll Dorset and
Texel genetics. The development aim was to produce a unique Australian white,
shedding sheep breed to quickly produce large framed, heavy lamb carcases.
Additionally, walking or mobility ability, good fertility and mothering
instincts in the ewes and hardy lambs with good growth weights were required
traits to be incorporated into the breed.
In 2011 the Australian White sheep breed was shown at the
Sydney Royal Easter Show for the first time.