Chromedale® 'Productive Maternal Meat Sheep' The Chromedale Maternals are the sheep that put Chrome Sheep Studs on the map when they were developed back in 2004. These Chromedale Maternals were bred from individually selecting ewes with an emphasis on fertility and type. Coopworth, NZ Perendale, NZ Romney, a small infusion of Poll Dorset and other composite maternal genetics from leading studs in New Zealand and Australia, as well as our own 'Chrome' sires, are used in the breeding program of these sheep. The Chromedale maternal line brings together a number of commercially orientated traits: Improved Growth Rates Potential for an earlier Lambing Easy Lambing Improved Milking Abillity Hybrid Vigour Higher Value Wether Lambs The Chromedale is the sheep for all seasons. Sheep are carefully selected on type and are bred to ensure maximum production is maintained all year round, both in hot summers and cold, wet winters. Chromedale rams produce a thick-bodied medium-framed ewe that has both good maternal attributes and carcass, with predominately black noses and feet. Chromedale wool is much more dense and springy than the pure Coopworth/Romney types, with lambs less likely to “run to wool”. The ewes can be joined slightly earlier than full blood British sheep and suit those producers wanting to lamb in the late Autumn-early winter months of late May /June/July.