ORIGINAL POPULATION

EFFICIENT BEEF FROM GRASS

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HEREFORD

1980 Westwood Postman

Breed Standard

MUZZLE

Broad, clean, fresh, dewy pink nose

HEAD

White, forehead broad, short from muzzle to eye

EYES

Bold, clear, alert and set well apart

SHOULDER

Well laid in with tips of blades set well apart but not prominent, and covered with flesh

NECK

Medium length, and set well into body with a prominent white crest

RIB

Well sprung

BACK

Broad with level topline throughout, lions wide and well fleshed

TAIL

Head set flush with top line with good width, hanging straight to hocks with white brush

HINDQUARTER

Wide, deep and well filled out, well let down between the hind legs

HIND LEGS

Straight and set well apart with strong hocks

SECOND THIGH

Well developed, with meat carried down to the hocks

BONE

Strong, flat and well developed

UNDERLINE

Level, with flank well let down and white belly

BODY

Deep and well coupled together; evenly proportioned between fore, middle and hindquarters; firmly and well fleshed with hip bones not prominent; skin soft and mellow to the touch, carrying a coat of silky hair, thick and long in winter

FETLOCK

Strong, feet well shaped and adequate to carry the great weight of the animal

FRONT LEGS

Straight, short and well set apart, with width and depth and a well developed forearm

HORN

(If allowed to grow)

Flat and yellow of waxy texture, slightly turned down, any black being undesirable

The animal should have a white head and a white crest, white dewlap and throat and white underside, white socks and white brush to the tail. The rest should be a deep rich red colour.

 

Females should be feminine and slightly smaller than the bulls, who should be of masculine appearance  with more muscling and definition.