Borderdale sheep were
developed in New Zealand. They are the result of breeding the Border Leicester
and Corriedale breeds and interbreeding each generation until the F5 stage.
Borderdales are a medium-large, hardy, long-woolled breed, with a comparatively
low susceptibility to foot rot. They have a good growth rate.
Ewes are often used
for crossbreeding with terminal sires from the meat breeds. Borderdales are
found mainly on the plains, dowlands, and foothills of Canterbury (New